Condom Availability Program (CAP)

  • High School Condom Availability Program (CAP)
    Parent Opt Out Option


    CAP Flyer


    Condom Availability Program (CAP)
    This program was created in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. New York has the highest rate of HIV infection in the country. We know that half of new HIV infections occur in young people below the age of 25. In addition, almost 40% of Buffalo Public School District High School students report being sexually active.

    CAP was developed to assure students have the skill, knowledge and resources they need to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies.

    CAP provides students with:

    • Information on such topics as abstinence, HIV/STD prevention, and information on how to remain healthy
    • Free condoms, as along as the student has not been opted-out by a parent
    • List of places to get health care, pamphlets and other information on a variety of health related topics.
    Parent Opt-Out
    For More Information:

    Parent Opt-Out Option
    As a parent or guardian, you may ask that the school nurse not give your child condoms. This is called parent opt-out. The parent opt-out is not applicable if your child
    • is 18 years of age or older;
    • has been or is currently married; or
    • is entitled under law to give consent for himself/herself.

    For more information, download the Parent Opt Out Letter. The letter is available in 6 languages (see right).


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