Services & Resources
There are many services and resources available to help you. Select Maryland, Washington DC, Alaska, or Arizona to view services and resources for those locations or select Other States and National to view services and resources nationwide or in states not covered by IWTK.
Condoms are very effective in preventing HIV and STIs when used consistently and correctly. There are places that offer condoms for free or for a small fee. Sometimes they even deliver to your house!
STI/HIV Testing and Treatment Site
Knowing your STI/HIV status is important. This protects your health and the health of your partners. Free or low cost testing is available.
Stop the transmission! Let your partners know they need to be tested and treated for STIs/HIV. Anonymous notification is available.
PrEP and PEP
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily medicine recommended for people who are HIV negative but are at high risk for getting HIV. If it is taken daily, it is very effective at preventing HIV infection.
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is an emergency medicine for people who are HIV negative, but may have been exposed to HIV. It must be started within 72 hours of your exposure and taken for 28 days. PEP can stop HIV before it infects you. If you think you have been exposed, see a healthcare provider urgently.
If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, there are resources available to help.
Other Resources for Teens, Young Adults, Trans People, and Everyone!
- Advocates for Youth – An organization that champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
- Bedsider – An online birth control support network for women 18-29.
- Center for Young Women’s Health – The Center exists to help teen girls and young women, their parents, teachers, and healthcare providers, improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions.
- CDC Folded Pocket Guides – Folded pocket guides that provide important information about HIV prevention.
- CDC Handout on Monkey Pox – Handout from the CDC about the signs, symptoms and treatment recommendations for Monkey Pox.
- CDC 5 Things to Know About Monkey Pox – CDC website with information about Monkey Pox.
- Go Ask Alice – A health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University.
- Iknowmine – A sexual health website created with and for youth in Alaska. Get accurate sexual health information, ask experts questions, order condoms, find STI/HIV testing and treatment clinics, and listen to other youth speak about sexual health issues.
- Native Youth Sexual Health Network – An organization for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health.
- Phoenix Pride LGBT Center – An organization that promotes unity, visibility and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer persons.
- Scarleteen – A website that provide comprehensive information for teens and young adults about sexuality and relationships.
- Sex, Etc. – A website with a mission to improve teen sexual health. It includes information about STIs/HIV, pregnancy, birth control, LGBTQ youth, and much more.
- Teen Source – A resource for teens and young adults to learn about STIs/HIV, birth control, and relationships.
- U Choose Baltimore – A website developed by the Baltimore City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative that has information for teens and young people about birth control, sexual health, relationships, and places that offer sexual health services.
- VOISES – Connecting all Maryland youth 13-24 with health navigators for linkage to free STI and HIV testing and treatment, PrEP & HIV care, health insurance and more!
- We R Native – A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them.
- What Gay and Bisexual Men Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (PDF).
- Information for Teens: Staying Healthy and Preventing STDs (PDF)
- STDs and HIV – CDC Fact Sheet (PDF)
- National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline – Contact 800-227-8922