HIV / AIDS Services

The HIV Program is offering a gift card incentive through the month of September for getting your Free and Confidential HIV screening, in recognition of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18, 2020. 

Know your status. Call 301-600-3342 to schedule an appointment. #HIVandAging 

HIV Testing Days & Times

Testing for HIV is done by the Frederick County Health Department. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes have been made to our testing schedule.

  • HIV testing is by APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tuesday 9am - 2pm. 
  • You will be screened for COVID-19 at the main entrance. 
  • Clients will call from their vehicle when they arrive and they will be walked back.
  • Please exit from the clinic area without returning to main entrance.
  • For alternative screening times call 301-600-3342 (scheduling depends on staff availability).
  • For additional HIV screening dates and times in the community, please see our calendar

The HIV/AIDS program is responsible for providing comprehensive, HIV medical care to those persons living with HIV/AIDS disease who are uninsured or under insured.

Assistance is provided to help clients access services for healthy living with HIV/AIDS. The program also provides anonymous HIV counseling, testing and referral services to the public in an effort that everyone knows their HIV status and can prevent the spread of the HIV virus.

HIV / AIDS Testing & Treatment Program

Services available: 

  • Free, anonymous, confidential Insti Rapid HIV testing
  • Test results are available in approximately 1 minute
  • Medical case management
  • Non-medical case management
  • Clinical services
  • Financial assistance
  • Support Group, Call Ken - 301-600-3388

Case Management Staff

Case managers are available to help you access healthcare services.

Call:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Crystal: 301-600-3380
  • Felicea: 301-600-3347
  • Liz: 301-600-3385
  • Sharon: 301-600-3352


PrEP

What is Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be used by people who are HIV-negative to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV if they come in contact with the virus. PrEP is taken once a day.
  • Studies have shown PrEP can reduce risk of getting HIV by 92-99% if taken everyday.
  • PrEP can be used for heterosexual, bisexual, gay and transgender individuals, and also by injection drug users and pregnant women.
  • It is important to know that PrEP is not a cure for HIV and it cannot protect you from pregnancy or other sexually transmitted infections (STI), like gonorrhea or chlamydia.