PEP & PrEP Program
What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The medications work to prevent HIV from establishing infection inside the body.
PrEP has been shown to reduce risk of HIV infection through sex for gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and heterosexual men and women, as well as among people who inject drugs.
It does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STI) or pregnancy. It is not a cure for HIV.
What is the difference between PrEP and PEP?
PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. It means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.
PEP must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV, but the sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. If you’re prescribed PEP, you’ll need to take it once or twice daily for 28 days. PEP is effective in preventing HIV when administered correctly, but not 100%.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take HIV medications after coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. PEP is a month-long course of drugs and must be started within 72 hours after possible exposure.
PrEP has been shown to help reduce HIV infection risk in multiple studies. The iPrEx trial showed that PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men and transgender women. Two large trials, Partners PrEP and TDF2, showed that PrEP also reduces the risk of HIV infection among heterosexual men and women.
How to get on PrEP?
To get on PrEP you must be HIV negative, get tested to verify your status and start your enrollment.
Contact US to start your enrollment process, if you have insurance, we will cover your co payments, if no insurance, we will cover all.
- You are now protected for HIV infections.
- It is recommended to use protection in every sexual encounter with your partner.
- From this moment on, you have free checkups every 3 months to keep you healthy.
“Scientists have focused on these drugs because they are taken once a day, are potent, have relatively low rates of side effects”
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