About

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Adolescent Counseling & Testing Services provides FREE counseling, linkage to care, and STD/HIV/pregnancy testing to youth 13 through 24 years of age in Miami-Dade County, FL.

In addition, we run Promote 2 Prevent: a campaign to use education to prevent infection. Miami has the highest rate of HIV diagnoses in the nation. Individuals ages 13-24 represented 12% of new infections in 2017. Our campaign includes providing education and testing at various locations including local alternative education sites and Department of Juvenile Justice sites, conducting staff in-services for health providers, and engaging in the community through health committees, conferences, and fairs.

Contact us to inquire about or request our services.

Young adults, we encourage you to make an appointment with a member of our counseling team.

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Homelessness: By the end of 2017, 3,847 Miami citizens were homeless. A portion are minors, but the exact number is unknown – Homeless Trust Census

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Human Trafficking: There were 604 cases of trafficking, 30% of which were adolescents – Human Trafficking Hotline

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Substance Abuse: In 2017, Miami-Dade County had the highest number of adolescents enrolled in substance abuse rehabilitation in the state – Florida Department of Health

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Poverty: A 2015 and 2016 survey shows that Miami has the 2nd highest level of poverty out of 25 metropolitan areas, second only to Riverside, Texas – United State Census Bureau

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