WHO WE ARE
Community Research Initiative (CRI) is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to leading the way in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV) clinical research and ensuring access to lifesaving HIV medications and health insurance coverage for those in need.
- Since 1989, CRI has produced critical data that has contributed to the FDA approval of nearly all of the currently available HIV treatments and forever changed the direction of HIV/AIDS treatment around the world.
- CRI provides access to medications and health insurance coverage to over 7,000 Massachusetts residents in need through its management of the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP).
- Through its continued outreach efforts, CRI provides the latest treatment information to people living with HIV/AIDS including women, people of color, and others who have been traditionally underserved.
- In 2013, CRI also began conducting HCV clinical research trials to develop safer, more effective, and less toxic treatment options. Already the results are outstanding. The HCV research CRI was selected to participate in has shown that most people can be cured in just 8 weeks with a single pill, taken once a day.