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Providing HIV/STI prevention services, screening, and treatment.

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Locations & Hours

Des Moines: 1200 University Avenue
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm – 8:00pm Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Ames: 3510 Lincoln Way
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Frequently asked questions about HIV and STI screening. 

PrEP Talk Videos

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 - The Project of Primary Health Care (PHC) held a panel discussion about Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): a medication that prevents HIV transmission.

The Project of Primary Health Care

Continuum of HIV care and prevention under a single roof. The Project of PHC offers quality medical and social services for people living with HIV and for individuals who are at risk for becoming infected with the virus. 

Links To Resources

The listings in this directory have been compiled by the Gay Men's Health Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Iowa Department of Public Health's Community Planning Group. The resources are not screened, and therefore, no guarantees can be offered concerning the quality of services.

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