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  • Engage

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

    about Engage
  • Prepare

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

    The Journey to Wellness about Prepare
  • Treat

    Holistic care includes access to primary care and clinical research

    about Treat
  • Support

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

    about Support
  • Develop

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

    about Develop

The JACQUES Initiative

COVID-19 Vaccines:

All Marylanders can now pre register for the  COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine Pre Registration

COVID-19 Testing sites in Baltimore:

Where to get tested for COVID-19

Donde Hacerse La Prueba de COVID-19

Please note that some of these events are "Shine only" or "While supplies last" 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the JACQUES Initiative has had to suspend all on-site events. However, even though we may not be able to meet you in person, we still want to support you in any way we can.

Contact us by phone:

HIV/HCV Testing, PrEP & PEP - call or text 443.386.1746 
Treatment Adherence and Retention Center – 410.225.8828
Community Case Management Program – call or text 443.930.2078 
General Information – call or text 443.682.1401 

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Remember for your safety and others:
Wear a mask (Let us know if you need one!)
Keep your distance
Wash your hands

Who are we?

JACQUES Initiative (JI), is a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, offering HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) related health care services, including prevention, testing, education, linkage to care and supportive services. JACQUES Initiative partners with the THRIVE Program, whose services include treatment for HIV and other infectious diseases.

The mission of JACQUES Initiative is to change lives, engage communities and support health systems affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.
To learn more, visit About Us.

Our location at:
The JACQUES Journey Center
880 Park Ave. Suite 300
Baltimore MD 21201
is currently closed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.  

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We offer:-
FREE Personalized HIV prevention education and services.
Contact us: 443.386.1746

FREE At home, HIV Test kits
Contact us: 443.827.2879

Are you looking for a support group?

We have one for you at the JACQUES Initiative. For more information, please see Support Groups.

Grand Opening of IHV’s JACQUES Initiative Journey Center

October 18, 2018

The newly launched Journey Center promotes wellness, health equity, inclusiveness and social justice with the intention of allowing Baltimore’s  most vulnerable citizen’s to live free of or live well with, HIV and Hepatitis C. One of a kind in Baltimore, the Center provides, on-site health screenings, peer support, computer lab access, health education, and Support Groups in an LGBTQ + affirming environment.

For more information, please visit Community Outreach

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.


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Call or text: 443-386-1746

For General Information:

Call or text: 443-682-1401

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