In 1996, the Men of Color Health Awareness Project emerged as an organization that specifically addressed HIV/AIDS health concerns that were affecting Black and Latino gay men. We have grown into the MOCHA Center that now provides prevention programs, support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, advocacy, capacity building, and much more. Our reach has also expanded to people of color, youth, women, and transgender communities. All of our services are conducted in a culturally sensitive manner, which is both confidential and non-judgmental.

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Project YEAH (Youth Empowerment Around HIV), seeks to identify and engage HIV seropositive and high risk HIV seronegative young MCSM between the ages of 13-24 in the Rochester community.

Project YEAH Offers:

HIV Prevention & Education

Referrals for STD Related Medical Services

Free Condoms

One on One Counseling and Referrals

Group Level Education

Free confidential HIV Testing

Sex education by teens, for teens, including LGBT specific info. Run by students at Rutgers University.

Features include:

Stories written by Sex, Etc. teen staff writers and national contributors, chats and Forums moderated by adult experts (health educators, social workers and medical doctors), a Video gallery with more than 15 engaging videos on a variety of sexual health topics, an Ask the Experts section where teens can receive personal and confidential answers to their questions, a Take Action section where teens can learn to advocate for comprehensive sexuality education, spotlights on teens who are making a difference, and a Sex Terms glossary of more than 400 terms

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester, has services available to aid families, youth, and young adults who identify as transgender, gender fluid, or have other questions or concerns about their gender.

(585) 275-2964
(585) 242-9733

Threshold offers educational, vocational, counseling, and health services for teens and young adults.

They also provide free and confidential HIV and STD testing for young people ages 12-18. And testing for 19-25 year olds on a sliding fee scale. No one denied service. Oral HIV testing available.