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.
CDC PrEP FAQs
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Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges
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Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Clinical Cases (CEs available)
Getting to Zero: Reducing HIV Incidence through Screening, Treatment, and Prevention (CEs available)
Pharmacy-Based PrEP Services: In-Depth Application (CEs available)
Preexposure Prophylaxis Overview (CEs available)
Women and HIV: Addressing Persistent Barriers to Prevention (CEs available)
The Art of Adherence in HIV Care (CEs available)
The Time Is Now: Assessing and Addressing Adolescent HIV Risk—A myCME™ Expert Perspectives Webinar on HIV Prevention Strategies for HCPs Who Treat Adolescents at Risk (CEs available)
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