PrEP is for Youth

About Us

What is PrEP? Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexually Active Youth

About PrEP is for Youth

PrEP is for YOUth is a program at the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health at Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane. Our primary goal is to help young people stay on top of their sexual health.

The PrEP is for YOUth team works with and cares for all communities of young people with a focus on LGBT young people of color. By centering our work around our own communities that are disproportionately affected by HIV, we are intentional in addressing the unique health barriers we face.

Our program provides sexual health care that is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults ages 15-25 –regardless of insurance. We stay connected with our patients through phone, email, text and social media. Our clinic offers intensive support from peer navigators. All services are confidential.

Want to connect with us?

Send us a Facebook Message (and like our page while you’re there!) 

Send us an email:

Call us: (443) 531-8175


Our Team

Medical Director

Dr. Renata Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM

Dr. Arrington-Sanders is a pediatrician and sees patients in the Harriet Lane Adolescent Clinic, Intensive Primary Care (IPC) Clinic, and the Johns Hopkins Bartlett Clinic for young adults. Her areas of clinical expertise are adolescent sexually transmitted infection and HIV, adolescent diabetes management, and school-based health center needs. Her research interests include improving the sexual health of African American adolescent men who have sex with men and also HIV prevention community-based efforts and linking HIV-infected adolescents to care.




Dr. Errol Fields, MD, PhD, MPH

Dr. Fields is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine subspecialist and sees patients in the Harriet Lane Adolescent Clinic and the Intensive Primary Care (IPC) Clinic. His clinical and research interests include the treatment and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults. His research focuses on using mixed methodologies to understand and reduce HIV disparities among adolescent and young adult African American gay and bisexual men, as well as other men who have sex with men (MSM).



Peer Navigator

James Conley

James, also known as Legendary Lil James Khan, is a peer navigator here at the Harriet Lane Clinic. He connects patients to our services and supports them as they begin taking PrEP. Outside of the HLC, he’s a master in Vogue Fem Performance.



Peer Navigator

Chris Reed

As a peer navigator, Chris works with African American youth around HIV and how to stay HIV negative through PrEP.  He does outreach work using the arts such as free dance classes and poetry/open mic nights. Outside of his work with Hopkins, he is submerged in the arts, from teaching dance classes in the DMV area to doing off Broadway plays, musicals, and short films.



Research Program Coordinator

Miles Oliva

Miles runs the PrEP is for YOUth website and manages PrEP research projects. He enjoys volunteering in and around Baltimore and spends as much time as he can outside in the open air.