The Positive Hope Clinic at Boston Medical Center

At the Positive Hope Clinic, our mission is to provide you with respectful, confidential and comprehensive management of your pregnancy and reproductive health. To provide the best possible care for our patients seeking “one stop shopping”, we offer coordinated services from obstetrics and gynecology, adult infectious disease and pediatric infectious disease specialists with on-site case management, pharmacist counseling, and peer support.

Our services include:

 Prenatal and postpartum care:

  • Expertise in management of HIV/AIDS during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Medication counseling
  • Postpartum care and reproductive life planning
  • Culturally humble and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Gender Non-conforming inclusive care

Preconception care:

  • Preconception counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS and serodifferent couples
  • Infertility evaluation

 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP):

  • Connection to PrEP for women & serodifferent couples
  • Care coordination with the Center for Infectious Diseases
  • Linkages to PrEP providers in Massachusetts

Full-spectrum gynecologic care:

  • Cervical cancer screening and colposcopy
  • Family planning services and contraceptive counseling
  • Outpatient/Inpatient surgery

 Referrals available for:

  • Infant linkage to Pediatric infectious disease care for exposure follow up
  • Linkages to specialized primary care and support for people living with and affected by HIV
  • Linkages to behavioral health services
  • Linkage to treatment for addiction and substance use disorder
  • HIV testing for partners and family members
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Birth preparedness and childbirth education classes
  • Doula services and labor support through the Birth Sisters Program

 Outreach services

  • Our staff are available to provide education and presentations on HIV treatment and prevention to providers and groups in the community

 Financial Concerns

No one is turned away because of lack of funds. This program is funded through the Congressional Ryan White Care Act Title I, II, and IV Programs. Program staff have many years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS and share a long-term commitment to this work. We welcome providing support with health insurance, getting necessary medicines, arranging transportation, and addressing transportation, food, and housing needs.

Who We Are:

Cassandra Pierre, MD
Attending Physician, Adult Infectious Disease

Deb McLaud, RN
Clinical Research Nurse, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Thera Wilson, RN
Nurse, High Risk Obstetrics & Gynecology


Desiree Jones-Eaves, RN
Nurse, Adult Infectious Disease

Diana Clarke, PharmD
HIV Pharmacotherapy specialist, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Margaret Haffey
Program Coordinator and Case Management, Pediatric Infectious Disease


Maria Pontes
Medical Assistant, Obstetrics & Gynecology


Ingrid St. Hill
Ambulatory Services Representative, Boston Medical Center Women’s Center

How to Schedule

Please call (617) 414-6376 to schedule with us. If you are pregnant, you will be asked to complete a prenatal intake visit with a nurse practitioner or midwife at the Boston Medical Center Women’s Center before your first visit with us.

Call (617) 414-7445 with questions about your pregnancy or medications.

We look forward to meeting you!