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HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center’s Project IMPACT (Improving Access to Care and Treatment) service provides treatment, support and care for HIV + young people ages 13-24, including comprehensive medical services, case management and mental health counseling for any young people and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Each patient is assigned a social worker and doctor who work together as a team to provide high quality holistic health care services. We take a patient centered approach, with the understanding that each individual has different needs and will require different levels of services.  The resources offered by Project IMPACT are specifically geared to enhance patients’ life skills, particularly as they transition into adult care, by helping them reach and maintain undetectable viral loads, adhere with medication regimens and comply with medical appointments – all of which are essential to living long, healthy and productive lives. Call Project IMPACT at 212-731-7688, or the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center’s front desk at 212-423-3000, to get treatment, care and support.

Medical services include:

  • Specialty HIV medical treatment
  • Laboratory monitoring
  • Viral load testing and CD4 counts
  • HIV medication (HAART/ARV), initiation and maintenance
  • Routine preventative medical care
  • Reproductive health care
  • Gynecology and family planning
  • Pregnancy prevention and testing
  • STI evaluation
  • Risk reduction education and counseling
  • HIV testing including same-day rapid testing
  • Stress reduction
  • Legal services
  • Dental and orthodontics services
  • Ophthalmology
  • Nutrition

Support and Counseling Services:

  • Weekly HIV-positive support group
  • Individual and family psychotherapy, counseling and support
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Violence prevention and treatment
  • Supportive services for survivors of sexual assault and physical and sexual abuse
  • Alcohol and substance abuse prevention, treatment and support services
  • Teen parenting support service
  • Assistance with insurance applications, including M11Q and Medicaid
  • Legal assistance and guidance with HIV- and non-HIV related issues
  • Social activities including movie outings, picnics, and museum visits
  • A partnership with the International Center of Photography for yearly photography project and exhibition