WHAT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL CONDOM AVAILABILITY PROGRAM (CAP)?
The Condom Availability Program was passed by the Board of Education in May of 2012 in response to the high incidence of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases amongst our youth. New York has the highest rate of HIV infections in the country. We also know that half of new infections occur in young people under the age of 25. In addition over half of the Rochester City School District High School Population report being sexually active.
The Condom Availability Program (CAP) provides access to basic HIV/STD prevention services in a convenient, confidential setting. Dedicated School Nurses Staff the program. These staff are trained to provide HIV prevention information and personal health guidance along with vital health care resources.
WHAT CAN STUDENTS RECEIVE FROM THEIR
HIGH SCHOOL CONDOM AVAILABILITY PROGRAM (CAP)?
Information on topics such as: Abstinence, HIV/STD prevention, and information on how to remain healthy
Information on how to correctly use a latex condom
Free condoms are available, as long as they have not been opted-out by a parent
A list of places to get healthcare, pamphlets and other information on a variety of health related topics
REQUIREMENTS OF ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CAP
RESOURCES and FORMS: