HIV / AIDS Services

Frederick County Health Department provides free confidential HIV screening/testing, treatment services and partner notification services.

For questions and/or an appointment for HIV screening/test, call 301-600-3342

Maryland is ranked #6 in the United States for new diagnosis.

With early detection and adherence to medical treatment, a person living with HIV can live a long and healthy life.

The National Preventative Task Force (NPTF) recommends everyone between the ages of 15 and 65 should be screen for HIV once and for those at higher risk annually.

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HIV Testing Days and Times (Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we ask you to not enter the building if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID).

Testing for HIV is done by Walk-In or Appointments 301-600-3342.

Tuesdays from 9am-3pm, Fridays 9am -12N.

For the additional HIV screening dates and times in the community, please see our calendar.

The HIV Program is offers comprehensive HIV medical care to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Services Available:

  • Free, anonymous, confidential Insti Rapid HIV testing
  • Testing results are available in approximately 1 minute
  • Case Management service are available for eligible recipients
  • Support Group, call Kevin 301-835-9264, Rebecca 301-835-9261
  • Partner Services- for partner notification

Call Monday – Friday 8am-5pm, 301-600-3342


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.