Project K.I.S.S.

Many programs have been developed to educate adolescents with age-appropriate messages. Among them is Project K.I.S.S. - an HIV/AIDS prevention initiative developed by the Komanksy Center for Children's Health for teens and young adults between the ages of 13 and 24 living in Manhattan and adjacent boroughs in New York City. Project K.I.S.S., an acronym for: know your status, inform your partners and stay safe, aims to address the HIV prevention needs of youth.

The adolescent HIV prevention initiative is funded by the Ryan White Care Act to provide HIV counseling and testing, as well as outreach to encourage those who are infected to obtain care. HIV testing is performed with OraQuick Rapid HIV Test using oral fluid so that individuals are able to receive test results within 20 minutes. While waiting for the results, K.I.S.S. peer advocates have conversations with them about prevention. For more information, please visit Project K.I.S.S. To read more about Project K.I.S.S.

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