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.



The PTC is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been developed in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), other local and state health departments and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  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.


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.


What we offer

We offer a variety of STI Training (STI Intensive Course (3 or 5 days), Brightfield Microscopy (wet mounts), 3 Day STI Overview (for other healthcare professionals) and Patient Exam classes.  The 3 Day STI Overview class and Patient exam class are per demand classes.  These classes are offered to providers seeing patients in DC, DE, KY, MD, PA, TN, VA and WV. To see course description click here.


If You would like to speak with one of our Staff

 We offer the ability to give Consultations from our Staff to any issues you may be having at your establishment.  This is for professionals only.

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Our Services

The PTC brings training and technical support to health care and other providers serving citizens in the cities of Baltimore, the District of Columbia and Philadelphia and the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.