Could I Benefit from HIV Prevention?
You can benefit from this program if you are not HIV-positive and:
- You had sex without a condom in the past 6 months.
- You had sex with someone who has HIV.
- You had a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the past 6 months.
- You inject drugs other than those prescribed or share needles, syringes, or other equipment.
- You tried other things to prevent HIV after being exposed and continued high-risk behavior.
How Does The Program Work?
You and your provider (doctor or nurse) will talk about your health and sex history during your first visit.
We will test you for HIV. You will have to get your blood drawn. If you do not have HIV, we will prescribe you medicine to prevent HIV. You will take the medicine for three months at a time.
Every three months, we will test you for HIV and you will visit with your provider. They will answer any questions you have.
What Kind of Medicines Will I Get?
We will prescribe medicines that can keep you from getting HIV. They are called pre-exposure prophylaxis (also called PrEP or HIV prevention therapies). You can take these medicines if you are at high risk for HIV, you have normal kidney function, and you can take medicine each day and check in with us every three months.
How Much Does the Program Cost?
You do not have to pay to start a virtual visit. If you have health insurance, it will pay for this program. If you do not, we will work with you.