Pediatric HIV/AIDS

Specialized Care Center For Adolescents & Young Adults

The Specialized Care Center for Adolescents and Young Adults located at Albany Medical Center offers medical and support services for youth living with, or at risk of, contracting HIV/AIDS. The program supports individuals age 13-24. Young people living with HIV are offered the latest treatments, including PrEP, a pill that helps prevent HIV, as well as nursing, mental health, and case management support to meet the challenges of living with a chronic illness.

The center also offers HIV/STI testing.

Our staff is sensitive to the unique challenges that young people of all backgrounds face and the care we provide is personalized to meet individual needs.

To learn more or make an appointment, call 518-262-9789.

  • Care coordination with primary care
  • Experienced pediatric HIV/AIDS specialists
  • HIV/STI screening
  • Management of pregnant young women with HIV in collaboration with Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical case management/linkage with care
  • Medication adherence education and support
  • Mental health evaluations and counseling
  • Partner notification assistance
  • Preconceptual counseling
  • Self-management skills education
  • Substance use screening and referrals
  • Transition to adult care program
  • Youth support activities

PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is medication that can help prevent HIV.

You should consider PrEP if you are at risk of getting HIV, if your partner has HIV, if you have unprotected sex and don’t know your partner’s HIV status, if you are having unprotected sex with multiple partners, or if you are using injection drugs not prescribed to you.

For information about PrEP for young adults up to age 24, please call 518-262-9789.