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HIV Prevention (PrEP)

HIV Prevention (PrEP)

What is PrEP:

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine people at risk for HIV take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.

When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.

Insured/ Uninsured:

We are able to help you get PrEP, no matter what your insurance status is. If you have health insurance, Prep prescription and exams are covered by your health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, underinsured, or even if you are undocumented, we are able to help you.

– Just give us a call at 818-650-6700 to talk to a certified PrEP coordinator in English, Spanish or Farsi.

– All the calls, visits and history of your visits are confidential.

Is PrEP safe?

PrEP is safe but some people experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. These side effects usually go away over time.

Is PrEP right for me?

PrEP may be right for you if you test negative for HIV, and any of the following apply to you:

You have had anal or vaginal sex in the past 6 months and you

– have a sexual partner with HIV (especially if the partner has an unknown or detectable viral load),

– have not consistently used a condom, or

– have been diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months.

You inject drugs and you

– have an injection partner with HIV, or

– share needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs (for example, cookers).

You have been prescribed PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and you

– report continued risk behavior, or

– have used multiple courses of PEP

If you are a woman and have a partner with HIV and are considering getting pregnant, talk to your doctor about PrEP if you’re not already taking it. PrEP may be an option to help protect you and your baby from getting HIV while you try to get pregnant, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding.

For more information please check : https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep/prep-decision.html

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