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Teen HIV Prevention

HIV Statistics of Palm Beach County

  • In the United States, 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses were in young people aged 13-24 years.
  • Only 10% of U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV.
  • In 2016, 17% of the 4,972 persons diagnosed with HIV in Florida were young people (ages 13-24).

Youth diagnosed with HIV vary by age, race, and mode of exposure but certain groups are more at risk than others. Sixty percent of all people living with HIV in Palm Beach County are black, 24% are white, while 15% are Hispanic.

How PBCSAC plans to help the Community

PBCSAC HIV prevention/education and testing project will utilize the NIDA community-based outreach model to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst young people and current or former drug users. PBCSAC will also implement community PROMISE which is a community level HIV/STD prevention intervention that relies on role model stories and peer advocates to reduce the high-risk behaviors and increase engagement related to the HIV continuum of care.

Together, the long-term vision of our prevention services is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, reduce the rates of substance use among our populations of focus and ultimately reduce new infections and addictions in Palm Beach County.

Get Educated

Being knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted infections helps you recognize the warning signs of STI's and the risks associated with being sexually active.
The best way to stay informed about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment is by attending community events and trainings, in order to gain information about HIV/STD prevention and/or get a free test for HIV! Community members may also find the use of the following helpful when attempting to locate information regarding the basics about HIV/AIDS and free HIV testing sites.

Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing is offered at:
West Palm Beach Health Center, 1150 45th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Compass, 201 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460

Delray Beach Health Center, 345 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445

Or Text your ZIP code to 477493 for an HIV Test Site near you!

Or visit www.stopthespread.com

Also you can Click Here to Learn more about HIV/AIDS and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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