The JACQUES Initiative (JI) is a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) offering HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing, prevention, education, linkage to care and supportive services through our Community Outreach Program and HIV Support Services.
The JACQUES Initiative is comprised of two programs, Community Outreach and Community Based Care and also 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.
JACQUES Journey Center
520 W. Fayette St. Suite 140
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Walk in: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
By appointment: Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wheel chair access available at the rear of building, press buzzer on main door to be given access.
The Community Outreach Program provides free support services and care in a sex-positive, non-judgmental manner while following principles of harm-reduction. Our target population is located throughout the State of Maryland, including State Correctional Facilities, with a particular focus on the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
Main number: 410-706-6410
Precautions when visiting the Journey Center
Before entering the building, we respectfully request that you:
- Wear a mask (Let us know if you need one!)
- Keep your distance
- Wash your hands
- Do not come in if you have any COVID/Monkeypox symptoms
FREE Personalized HIV prevention kits
To find out more call:
UMMC Midtown Campus
Suite 827 Linden Ave.
Armory Building Suite D
Baltimore, MD 21201
This program supports people living with HIV to maintain and improve their physical and mental health by staying engaged in their healthcare. The team works closely with a patient's medical team, but can provide a level of services and support that is not available within a regular clinic setting.
Evaluation, Testing & Treatment
Offered at the THRIVE Clinic
800 Linden Ave.
Outpatient Tower, 7th Floor
Baltimore MD 21201
Call for an appointment: 410-225-8369
COVID-19 Vaccination Options
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Baltimore:
Please note that some of these events are "Shine only" or "While supplies last
Five clients tell their stories about how they are living positively with HIV, thanks to the services, staff and volunteers of the JACQUES Initiative.