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News and Updates

  • Monkeypox News, Updates, and Links
    September 20, 2022

    We are grateful to be a part of the Monkeypox public health emergency response.  One of the best ways to protect yourself against Monkeypox is through vaccination.  We are vaccinating patients Monday-Friday in our Boston clinic.  To make an appointment, please call our Vaccination Hotline at 617-724-7000.

    Please check out the following resources which provide good information about Monkeypox itself, prevention, care, and treatment:
    Monkeypox: FAQs for Patients | Mass General Brigham
    Monkeypox vaccination | Mass.gov.
    Social Gatherings, Safer Sex and Monkeypox (cdc.gov)
  • For information about the meningococcal outbreak in Florida among men who have sex with men (MSM), please see this message from the Center for Disease Control (CDC): Meningococcal Disease in Florida, 2022 | CDC.
  • We see patients in both Boston and Chelsea. We see patients Monday-Friday in Boston and have evening appointments on Monday nights. We see patients in Chelsea on Tuesdays. Same-day or next-day appointments are often available.

About the Program

For more than 60 years, the Sexual Health Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital has provided screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Services are provided in a confidential setting by a professional staff trained in the area of sexually transmitted infections. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or insurance status.

The Sexual Health Clinic offers the following services for adolescents and adults:

  • Evaluation and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes infections (HSV), genital warts - Human papilloma virus (HPV), molluscum, scabies and vaginitis
  • Evaluation, testing, and treatment of Monkeypox
  • Testing for the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV)
  • Initiation of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  • Counseling on prevention of HIV infection
  • Testing for Hepatitis C
  • Vaccinations for sexually transmitted infections
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) after a sexual exposure to HIV
  • Information and literature regarding sexually transmitted infections and safer sex practices