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!
- End HIV Baltimore – Sign up for free monthly condom deliveries if you live in Maryland.
- Baltimore City Health Department Sexual Health and Wellness (STD) Clinics – Free condoms when you visit the clinic.
- DC Health and Wellness Center - Get free condoms. Clinic pick up or home delivery are available if you live in Washington DC.
- Iknowmine – Order free condoms if you live in Alaska.
- The Southwest Center- Free condom delivery.
- CDC GetTested – Use the Find Condoms locater for a list of free or reduced fee condom distribution sites near you.
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.
- Iknowmine – Find a STI/HIV testing location if you live in Alaska.
- CDC GetTested – Find free or low cost STI/HIV testing sites near you.
- Infectious Disease Clinics at Johns Hopkins – Call the numbers listed on the website to inquire about services and appointments.
- Planned Parenthood – Find a testing site near you. Testing may be available at a lower fee scale if you are uninsured.
- Virginia Department of Health HIV Testing Program - A free HIV testing program for residents of Virginia and Maryland
- Your Healthcare Provider or an Urgent Care Clinic
Stop the transmission! Let your partners know they need to be tested and treated for STIs/HIV. Anonymous notification is available.
- DC Health and Wellness Center – Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is used to treat the partners of patients diagnosed with Chlamydia. Medicine is provided to the patient to take to his/her partner without the partner being examined.
- TellYourPartner – Send your partner(s) an email or text message through TellYourPartner. It will Always be anonymous and you do not have to provide any personal information. (Everyone)
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.
- Sex Positive – Use the PrEP Map to find a PrEP provider near you.
If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, there are resources available to help.
- Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc (BCRI) – BCRI is Baltimore City’s only comprehensive crisis center. They provide timely and effective community-based services and run a 24/7 crisis, information, and referral hotline.
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.
- 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.
- Bedsider – An online birth control support network for women 18-29.
- 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.
- It’s Your Sex Life – A public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.
- Native Youth Sexual Health Network – An organization for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health.
- 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.
- Trans* Health Care Resources in the DMV – A website with lots of health information for Trans* people.
- 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.
- U=U Maryland – The Undetectable=Untransmittable Maryland Campaign aims to eliminate the stigma of living with HIV through education, empowerment and engagement.
- 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