The STD Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins

The STD Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins offers affordable clinical training for healthcare providers in the public and private sectors who offer sexual and reproductive health services.

We offer a variety of courses, including STI Training, Brightfield Microscopy, a Three-Day STI Overview class (for other healthcare professionals) and Patient Exam classes. These classes are offered to providers seeing patients in the District of Columbia and the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The PTC also brings training and technical support to health care and other providers serving citizens in the cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia and the states listed above.

Who We Serve

Our target service audience includes: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and nurses in public or private practice who promote healthy sexual and reproductive health practices; offer diagnosis and medical management for HIV and other STIs; and, provide prevention counseling to individuals at risk for STIs.

Class participants who offer family planning, adolescent health, women’s health, primary care, urgent care services in public settings, community health centers or private practice are welcome.

The STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers. Our service area includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee.

Our Vision

The STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins (PTC) envisions a global environment that ensures sexual and reproductive health is a priority, fully integrated into education and care.

Our Mission

The PTC is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health and community-based providers in the area of sexual and reproductive health through state of the art training programs emphasizing all aspects of clinical and program management. These programs include sexual and reproductive health promotion, clinical diagnosis of STIs, medical management and prevention of STIs, especially HIV. The PTC offers technical support and training to health department and other community health providers.