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  • Engage

    JACQUES engages individuals, families, and communities, while provding testing and linkage to care

  • Prepare

    Educational Workshops and adhereance screenings prepare clients to live well with HIV and attain Wellness goals

    The Journey to Wellness
  • Treat

    Holistic care includes access to primary care and clinical research

  • Support

    Support includes peer advocacy, coaching, integrated pharmacy, support groups and the JACQUES Cafe

  • Develop

    We help clients achieve lifetime wellness through volunteerism, education, and life skills training

The JACQUES Initiative

Are you looking for a support group?

We have one for you at the JACQUES Initiative. Click here for more information.

Do you want to know more about HIV Prevention?

We offer personalized HIV prevention education and services.

For more information, visit our HIV Prevention page.

New Book!

“Life Don’t Have to End”

Life Don’t Have to End is a compilation of stories and photos from more than 60 contributors from the JACQUES Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


What is JACQUES?

The mission of the JACQUES Initiative (JI) is to change lives, engage communities and support health systems affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.

Living Proof

Five clients tell their stories about how they are living positively with HIV, thanks to the services, staff and volunteers of the JACQUES Initiative.


Preparing the Future

A comprehensive approach to routine HIV testing and linkage to care at the University of Maryland.

A patient and her healthcare providers tell a story of how she was diagnosed with HIV and linked to care through a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach.


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Call or text: 443-386-1746

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HIV or Hepatitis C

Call or text: 443-682-1401

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