Could You Benefit from HIV Prevention?
Patients who can benefit from HIV prevention are those who are not HIV-positive and:
- Have had sexual intercourse in the past six months and who have not consistently used a condom, had a sexual partner with HIV, and/or have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection in the past six months.
- Inject drugs other than those prescribed and/or share needles, syringes or other equipment.
- Have used measures against HIV after being exposed to it and have continued high-risk behavior.
What Prevention Looks Like
Preventing HIV is possible with medications. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (also called PrEP or HIV prevention therapies) is for people who are at high risk for HIV, who have normal kidney function and who can stick to a daily medication plan with a quarterly follow-up.
How the Program Works
In your first virtual appointment, you and your provider will talk about your medical and sexual history. After that, you will have lab work done. If you are HIV-negative, you will be prescribed medication for three months at a time.
Every three months, you will be re-tested for HIV and you will visit with your provider to assess any concerns.
Becoming a Patient
Health insurance is accepted for HIV prevention services, and we will work with you if you are uninsured. Payment is not required to begin a virtual visit.