HIV and AIDS Counseling and Testing Services
We provide ANONYMOUS and CONFIDENTIAL HIV/AIDS testing.  
Testing is free and occurs every Friday by appointment.   Walk-ins are accepted. Appointments are recommended.

Call us at 410-313-7500 to make an appointment.

For more information about HIV/AIDS visit:

HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Services

  • Health Education Lecture Sessions
  • Outreach Program Services – Services focus on outreach to targeted high risk communities or individuals so that they may be referred and/or reconnect to care and treatment services for HIV/ AIDS. Call 410-313-7500 for more information.
  • Court appointed classes for people charged with sex offences.

 

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Ryan White B Support Services Program

A support service program providing assistance to qualified consumers in the areas of:

  • HOPWA Housing Assistance - Housing opportunities for people with AIDS
  • Linkage to Medical Care
  • Medical Transportation
  • Partner Notification
  • Emergency Food Assistance (EFA)

Call 410-313-7500 for more information, or write askhealth@howardcountymd.gov.


Ryan White A - Medical Care & Case Management HIV Services

Howard County individuals living with HIV/AIDS who qualify for Ryan White A Program* services for the indigent/ uninsured may access medical services through two existing programs in Howard County.

These providers are:

Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc
5500 Knoll North Drive, Suite 370, 
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Phone number: 410-884-7831
Fax number: 410-715-3734

Johns Hopkins HIV Team
Howard County Medical Pavilion
10710 Charter Drive, Suite 420
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone number 410-614-3055 or 443-546-1500.

*The Ryan White Care Act is the United States' largest federally funded program for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Ryan White Care Act funds programs to improve availability of care for low-income, uninsured and under-insured victims of AIDS and their families. It is also the "payer of last resort," which subsidizes treatment when no other resources are available.


Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

In April 2018, the Health Department began offering Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Columbia Health Center. If you live in Howard County and want to know if you are a PrEP candidate, call 410-313-7500. Learn more about our PrEP Program.

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Medical Case Management Services

Howard County Individuals, living with HIV/AIDS, may receive Case Management Services through either Chase Brexton Health Services, or Johns Hopkins Moore Clinic 

Chase Bexton
5500 Knoll North Drive, Suite 370
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Phone number: 410-884-7831
Fax number: 410-715-3734.

Johns Hopkins Moore Clinic
10710 Charter Dr., Suite 420
Columbia, MD  21044
410-614-3055 or 443-546-1500

HIV Community Support Group

The HIV Community Support Group is made up of community members who are living with HIV/AIDS who meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00-7:00 pm. Food and beverages are provided.

The supprt group is facilitated by the Howard County Health Department and Chase Brexton's Ryan White HIV Program

Consumers living with HIV/AIDS who live in Howard County are invited to stop by, to visit or to join this membership.

Call 410-313-7500 for more information.

Additional questions by e-mail may be directed to askhealth@howardcountymd.gov 

HIV/AIDS Data
For statistics and data about HIV/AIDS in Maryland, go to MDH's Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation