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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

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  • Develop

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

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The JACQUES Initiative

The 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)  testing, prevention, education, linkage to care and supportive services.

The JACQUES Initiative partners with the clinical  THRIVE Program  which provides treatment for HIV and other infectious diseases, as well as PrEP & PEP prevention services.

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.

The JACQUES Journey Center

Located at:
520 W. Fayette St. Suite 140
Maryland 21201

Services offered:

HIV/HCV Testing
HIV Linkage to Care
S.O.A.R Program 
Free condoms

Contact us for  more information:

Main number: 410-706-6410
Fax: 401-706-6426

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the JACQUES Initiative will provide in person services, by appointment only. 

HIV Services provided in collaberation with the clinical THRIVE Program

Treatment Adherence & Retention Services:
Call 410-225-8828

Community Case Management Services:
Call or Text 443-930-2078

We look forward to serving you. Remember for yours and others safety:

  • Wear a mask (Let us know if you need one!)
  • Keep your distance
  • Wash your hands

HIV Prevention Flyer CoverHIV Prevention

We offer:-
FREE Personalized HIV prevention kits and
Free At Home, HIV Test Kits.
To find out more call us: 410-706-6410



Are you looking for a support group?

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

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccination options:

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Baltimore

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

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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