PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

PrEP is a once-daily medicine for people who want to prevent HIV infection. When taken daily as prescribed, it is very effective at preventing HIV.

If you would like to lower your risk for HIV, you can get PrEP: Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue , Silver Spring, MD 20902

8am – 4pm - Monday to Friday
Call  before you come to confirm hours, as COVID-19 related changes may have occurred.
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PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

If you think you were exposed to HIV, there is a medication you can take to lower your chances of getting HIV. This is called PEP. To be effective, PEP must be taken within 72 hours of a possible exposure. Call 240-777-1760 for a PEP referral.  For emergency PEP referrals, call the DC PEP hotline at 202-299-3PEP (3737).

To learn more about PrEP and PEP, talk to your health care provider. For more information, check out our PrEP and PEP FAQs. 


Montgomery County provides free condoms, lubricant, and related safer sex supplies to those who come in for HIV/STI testing.  To set up condom distribution at your Montgomery County-based site, email Emily.  Visit LinkUDMV for other health resources in Montgomery County.