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The Adolescent AIDS Program


Our Expertise

The Adolescent AIDS Program (AAP) at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, the Pediatric Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, holds the distinction as the first adolescent-focused HIV/AIDS center in the nation. AAP currently cares for one of the largest cohorts of HIV+ youth in the United States.

A model multidisciplinary program, the AAP maintains an ethos of caring, learning and teaching, and is composed of departments dedicated to clinical care, research, outreach/community and technical assistance/training. In every aspect of our work with patients, healthcare systems and communities, we strive to maximize the health of all young people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and to inspire them to reach their full potential.

In our work to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS on young people, we are committed to serving and working with several key stakeholders:

  • All youth living with and at risk for HIV infection, especially youth of color and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth
  • Community-based organizations serving youth
  • Healthcare systems that provide care to young people
  • Families, friends and partners of youth living with or at risk for HIV infection
  • Public policy leaders with the power to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth

Our clinic is a safe, welcoming space for all youth and is staffed by a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and counselors, all of whom enjoy working with and meeting the special needs of young people.

Your privacy is respected here. All services are completely confidential—a parent’s permission is not required to visit us for services, although parents are welcome. We will work with you to secure insurance if you are not already covered. Hablamos Español.