HIV, STD & Hepatitis Community Resources

HIV, STDs and Hepatitis C are all preventable conditions. If you need tools and information to help you protect yourself from these infections, we can help. The health department partners with community organizations and clinicians around the state to make these resources available to you. Many of these offerings are free or covered by insurance and available in multiple locations statewide.  You will find our partners’ contact information so that you can access the resources you need in the towns or cities that work for you.

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Vermont AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations provide HIV medical case managers or peer-to-peer support that connects people living with HIV to medical care.

Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of STDs and HIV transmission. Free condoms are available at all 12 Health Department locations across Vermont.

People at highest risk for HIV infection may be able to secure a free HIV test through the Comprehensive Care Clinics (Vermont providers of HIV specialty care) or through the Community Health Cente

We support free HIV testing at a range of community sites. These sites also offer referral and links to prevention interventions that may help you stop the spread of HIV.

HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.

You or your primary care provider can contact the HIV specialists at the Comprehensive Care Clinics in four locations around the state (Brattleboro, Burlington, Rutland and St. Johnsbury).

Sterile syringes are available at pharmacies throughout Vermont without a prescription, although individual pharmacists may choose not to sell them.