HIV Prevention Services

The Tennessee Department of Health, HIV Prevention Services' vision and mission is to lower HIV infection, illness, and death rates for Tennesseans and to create an environment of leadership, partnership and advocacy which fosters HIV prevention and the provision of services.

The Tennessee Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Services program coordinates HIV screening, prevention, and linkage to care services through regional health departments, metro health departments, and community-based organizations. 

All health departments in Tennessee offer:
     ·  lab-based HIV testing
     ·  STI screening and treatment
     ·  free condoms
     ·  information about PrEP and PEP
     ·  Partner Services for HIV
     ·  linkage to HIV care

Some health departments have expanded services for HIV prevention. Click for a full list of health departments in Tennessee.

The HIV Prevention Coalition includes community-based organizations that provide additional HIV prevention and screening services. The HIV Prevention Coalition supports a range of activities that include:
     ·  rapid HIV testing
     ·  linkage to HIV treatment
     ·  HIV treatment navigation for people with a new HIV diagnosis
     ·  free condoms
     ·  PrEP and PEP referral and navigation services
     ·  peer support for people new to HIV
     ·  peer support for people vulnerable to HIV
     ·  syringe services 

Please see the links below for attional information about HIV prevention services available in Tennessee:
     ·   HIV Prevention in Local Communities
     ·   HIV Counseling and Testing
     ·   HIV Counseling and Testing Provider Information
     ·   Tennessee Rapid Testing Guidelines
     ·   Capacity Building Assistance for HIV Prevention Providers


This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infections are spread primarily through sexual practices and/or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.