Dorchester Knows is a collaboration of community, religious, business and public health organizations that aims to help all Dorchester residents ages 15-65 learn their HIV status.


Why Dorchester Knows?


Blacks/African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. due to:

  • Lack of awareness
  • Poverty
  • Limited access to high quality housing
  • Limited access to high-quality health care

Black/African Americans are at higher risk for HIV due to:

  • Discrimination
  • Homophobia
  • Fear of testing
  • HIV stigma
  • Lack of awareness of HIV status
  • Prevention education
  • Stigma

Codman Square Health Center

Dorchester Knows is an initiative of Codman Square Health Center. 

Codman Square Health Center is an innovative community health center providing holistic & integrated services in Dorchester, MA.