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Promote 2 Prevent

Adolescent Counseling & Testing Services

Promote 2 Prevent was established by the University of Miami for youth 13-24 years of age in need of STD counseling, testing and treatment. We Offer:

  • Linkage To Care
  • STD Testing
  • HIV Testing
  • Treatment Available
  • Male & Female Condoms
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Educational Workshops

OUR TEAM

Come meet our team of doctors, nurses, administrators and support staff whose job is to provide the best help & care for you. ACTS is excellently staffed by medical professionals all under the direction of Lawrence B. Friedman M.D., creating an exceptional & unique clinic centered around integrating education, prevention and treatment.

Lawrence Friedman, M.D.



Dr. Lawrence FriedmanProgram Director
Dr. Friedman earned his MD degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and completed Pediatrics residency and Adolescent Medicine fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and has maintained a faculty appointment since 1985. Health care of teenagers and young adults, as well as their transition to adult specialty services, fall within his medical purview. Teaching of students from a variety of professional disciplines about primary medical care, health research involving youth, consent and confidentiality precepts for the age group, growth and developmental influences, communication and engagement, sexuality and sexual identification, and medical morbidities remain active interests. He is a recognized expert in the care of youth generally, and those HIV-infected particularly, as designated by the Florida Department of Health and its Children’s Medical Services program.


Alex Moreno, MPH



Alex Moreno, MPH Clinic Administrator
Alex Moreno has served as the Clinical Program Manager of ACTS since 2004. Fell into this field of work after losing friends to the HIV/AIDS pandemic by producing a rock video called The Gift by singer/songwriter Diane Ward. Stayed in this much needed cause because he is sick of seeing data that shows Miami is #1 in the nation in HIV infection rates. When not working he is the proud dad of his daughter Ava.


Chelsea Chico



Chelsea Chico Outreach Coordinator & Counselor
Chelsea Chico has been involved with the ACTS clinic as an outreach coordinator & counselor since January 2017. She just graduated the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Chelsea wants to further her studies in the medical field in hope she can make a difference in someone’s life. One fun fact about Chelsea is that she enjoys making art in her free time.


Come See Us.
Finding us is easy.

We are located at the Batchelor Children's Research Institute on the 2nd floor.

Talk with us.
Everything is Free.

Schedule an appointment online to get tested for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, & pregnancy. Its always quick, easy, confidential and FREE. If you need help seeking resources for health, education, and other issues, our staff can help guide you. Schedule an appointment to talk with our counselors.

Learn and Grow.
Be in control of your life.

Learn the facts about HIV, STDs, pregnancies. Also learn about shelters, education and career assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, and Miami's other helpful resources. Don't forget to tell others about our clinic & services!


Address

Batchelor Children's Institute
1580 NW 10th Ave, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33136

Contact Us

305-243-2174
Email: sample-email@miami.edu

Working Hours

Monday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

The clinic may be closed for holidays and other exceptions.
Call for more information.

APPOINTMENTS ARE PREFERRED/WALK INS ACCEPTED TILL 3:30PM.


Contact Us


We do not provide services for individuals above the age of 24. Please contact an adult provider at either (305) 576-6611 or (305) 576-1234.
Thanks and stay safe.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The University of Miami-Department of Adolescent Medicine, is one of three national sites participating in the Young Men’s Health Project (YMHP). YMHP is an HIV negative risk reduction/intervention program conducted in conjunction with ATN and PRIDE. Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Additional eligibility criteria includes being an HIV negative man who has sex with men, and has recently used drugs and/or alcohol.

Once enrolled, participants partake in four intervention sessions with a community health worker where they discuss their thoughts on topics related to sexuality, sexual health, substance use and HIV. Compensation for full participation is 290 dollars. The purpose of the study is to deliver and test an HIV risk reduction/intervention program known as YMHP. YMHP has shown to be effective in research settings. This study examines how the program works in “real life clinics” or remotely (over the phone or video chat).