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

Welcome To Project HIM

ATTENTION: Our online scheduler will be off-line starting at 8PM on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.

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 – Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm

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HIV/STI Testing FAQs

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.

Recent Posts

  • CLEAR Tips: Deep Breathing (9/29/2016) - by Conner Spinks, CLEAR Counselor Life is stressful and sometimes, it’s hard to deal. Here’s some tips on ways to calm your mind and deal with stress: Perform diaphragmatic or “deep breathing” exercises. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for
  • National HIV Testing Day (6/24/2016) - June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is the gateway