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Protect Yourself
from HIV: 

Take control of your health. 

Know your status: Get yourself tested and protected. 


PrEP is a daily medication you can take to reduce your risk of getting HIV, even if your partner may be positive. PrEP works best when it is combined with condoms and other prevention methods. When taken correctly and consistently, PrEP can be more than 90 percent effective in protecting against HIV. PrEP appointments are available at Planned Parenthood via telehealth. 

PrEP might be right for you if: 

  • Your partner is HIV-positive
  • You’re someone who doesn’t regularly use condoms during sex with partners whose HIV status is unknown, and may be at high risk
  • You have injected drugs in the past 6 months and have shared needles or been in drug treatment for IV drug use in the past 6 months
  • Your partner is HIV-negative and either you or your partner has sex with someone whose HIV status is unknown, and may be at high risk

Rapid HIV Test 

Visit Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Health Center to get a rapid HIV test and have your results within minutes.  


PEP is for people who may have been exposed to HIV in the last 3 days. PEP follow-up appointments are available at Planned Parenthood via telehealth. PEP might be right for you if:

  • You had sex with someone who may have HIV and didn’t use a condom, or the condom broke

  • You were sexually assaulted

  • You shared needles or works (like cotton, cookers, or water) with someone who may have HIV

Springfield Community Partners

Learn more about some of our community partners who provide HIV related care in Springfield and Western Massachusetts.

Out Now

Out Now is a youth-led, adult-advised, queer youth organization that works to promote harm reduction, self-determination, and community-building through anti-oppression organizing. Due to COVID-19, Out Now is holding weekly meetings for LGBTQ+ youth ages 22 and under on Zoom.  

New North Citizen's Council

New North Citizen's Council provides HIV, Hepatitis, and STI screening Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 3:30pm. NNCC also provides overdose prevention training and Narcan distribution.


Tapestry is a community-based healthcare provider, offering a variety of services including HIV prevention and education. HIV testing is available through Tapestry as well as free safer sex supplies, risk reduction counseling, and more. 

Caring Health Center

Caring Health Center (CHC) is one of the premier health centers in Western Massachusetts, and for 25 years it has served as an essential source of health care
for residents of the greater Springfield area. CHC is the most culturally diverse and linguistically leading institution in the region.

Planned Parenthood Western MA Health Center

3550 Main St

Suite 201

Springfield, MA 01107


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