Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is a once-daily pill that, when taken as prescribed, is 99% effective at preventing HIV. PrEP is available at the Howard County Health Department through the Reproductive Health Clinic. A case management nurse dedicated to the PrEP program supports clients with their medical needs in the clinic and with social needs outside of the clinic, such as housing, transportation, health insurance, and employment. New clients return to the clinic one month after starting the medication, two months after that, and then every three months to perform STI testing and risk reduction counseling. The program is open to anybody who is interested (regardless of residency, immigration, or insurance status) and most patients get the medication at no cost to them through our case management services.
Call 410-313-7500 to schedule an appointment. Call 410-313-7528 to contact the PrEP Case Management Nurse for more information on PrEP at the Howard County Health Department.