Krystal Rivera has been employed at Montefiore Medical Center for over four years and of those four years she has been employed by the Adolescent AIDS Program, (AAP), since June 2016. As the Outreach Coordinator, Krystal provides free rapid HIV testing to Adolescents aged 13 – 24 in various neighborhoods throughout the Bronx. Prior to her role at the AAP, she was employed within the Adult Emergency Department offering and providing oral rapid HIV testing to all patients. Through her experience of providing HIV screening and testing in various settings, she has honed her own skills of compassion, understanding as well as empathy for the youth infected and or affected by HIV. Krystal is currently enrolled at Lehman College looking to pursue a degree in Public Health. As an individual who has witnessed firsthand the effects of HIV within her community, Krystal intends to remain an advocate within the community, spreading awareness and knowledge about STIs and HIV as well as the various issues effect the community.
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