Community Research Initiative
Thank you for supporting Team CRI, the Ride, and the HIV/AIDS community. You've helped us gain over 25 million cumulative years of life since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic; change the face of HIV and transform the lives of those we love and care for; and make sure so many of our friends, family, and colleagues have the medications and access to healthcare they need.
H2B is not a race, but you make it a win in so many ways!
John lost his health insurance. Because he has HIV and takes daily medications, this was truly a life and death situation for him. Community Research Initiative (CRI) made sure he not only had his medications but access to all the healthcare services he needs. Since 1990, thousands of people like John have been served by the HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP), which CRI administers for the Massachusetts Department of Health. An HDAP outreach and education program funded by the state and your support provided John and his case manager with the information he needed to get his insurance and medication again.
Dianna is cured of hepatitis C. Along with HIV, this chronic condition had her in dire health straits. But CRI, by participating in an innovative clinical trial, truly gave Dianna a new lease on life. Your support has helped CRI be part of the revolution in hepatitis C treatment: It can now be cured, which lifts a burden off the shoulders of people like Dianna, who also live with HIV. Hear Dianna share her story here.
Daniel became a father this year. He never thought it would happen, but research conducted at CRI and shared globally enabled him to get treatment that made his HIV viral load undetectable. Millions of people around the world are living healthier, longer lives—and becoming fathers and mothers—because of treatments that work. Thanks to you, CRI is able to participate in clinical trials like the ones that are allowing Daniel to have the family he always dreamed of.
Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI) is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C clinical research, treatment education, and financial assistance for approved drug treatments and health insurance coverage.
Since 1989, CRI has worked to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS by initiating and conducting some of the most promising HIV medication research in the world. CRI also administers the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP), which provides access to medications and health insurance coverage to over 8,000 clients in the Commonwealth.