Inova Juniper Program's prevention team provides various programs to support, motivate, and educate the community and HIV positive individuals.
Call 703-321-2600 for more information or learn more about specific prevention programs provided:
Free rapid HIV testing is available onsite at all Inova Juniper locations including the GMHC drop-in center.
To make an appointment, call 703-321-2600.
Gay Men's Health Collaborative
GMHC’s efforts focus on reaching gay, bisexual and transgendered persons through the following ways:
- Community organizing
- Creating safe, alcohol free informational/social gatherings. Hear more about these events by visiting our social media outlets:
- Increasing access for gay, bisexual and transgendered persons to HIV testing, primary medical care, immunizations, STD screening and treatment
- On-site testing
- Rainbow Tuesday Clinics
- Increasing access to substance abuse treatment and mental health services for gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, regardless of their HIV status
For more information, call 703-321-2600 and ask to speak to the GMHC program coordinator.
Emergency Department Rapid HIV Testing
HIV testers are also responsible for linking preliminary positive patients to appropriate care whether they are newly diagnosed or lost to care.
These locations offer FREE testing for current emergency department patients with confidential results in as little as 20 minutes. Services are available based upon the testers' schedules.
For a free testing appointment, outside of the Emergency Department, call the Inova Juniper Program at 703-321-2600.
Community health workers (CHWs) or outreach workers are responsible for brief case management (typically less than 90 days) for HIV positive persons who are recently diagnosed, lost to care or tenuously linked to care.
CHWs also identify individuals who know they are HIV positive, but are not in medical care by receiving referrals and using information about missed appointments. The CHWs also work with Inova Juniper Program inter-disciplinary teams to assist clients with referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing programs and education and employment services.
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates (C.H.A.R.L.I.)
HIV education, testing and case management are all provided to jail inmates in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Leesburg and Manassas. Inmates who are HIV positive are referred to case managers 30 to 60 days prior to release in order to create a release plan that includes linkages to HIV medical care, substance abuse and mental health counseling, job counseling and housing information. Case Managers continue case management services for eighteen months after the inmate's release from jail.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) Services
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily pill taken in advance to help prevent HIV infection. The CDC recommends that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for acquiring HIV.
How do I get PrEP in Northern Virginia?
PrEP is offered as part of Inova Juniper Program's primary medical care. If you have health insurance, please bring your card to your appointment. If you are interested in starting PrEP, please contact us:
- Phone: call 703-321-2600
Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP)
Non-occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) is a 28-day course of medication shown to be effective in preventing infection with HIV when taken within 72 hours after a high risk exposure. PEP is about 80 to 90 percent effective. It is not a guarantee that HIV infection will not take place. Patients are seen for a same-day visit for PEP.
How Do I Get nPEP in Northern Virginia?
nPEP can be administered at a Juniper location, or an Emergency Room (ER) or Urgent Care center (click to see a list of Inova locations). If you have health insurance, please have your card with you.
- Visit an Emergency Room (ER) or Urgent Care center (click to see a list of Inova locations)
- Call Inova Juniper Program at 703-321-2600
Online Information About PrEP and nPEP
Info. About nPEP : Centers for Disease Control (CDC)