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.

PrEP is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.

Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods. Learn more about PrEP from the CDC.

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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