JUST IN TIME

PrEP

TO GET ON

Just by protecting yourself, you can help stop the spread of HIV.

It's NEVER too late to care...

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WHAT IS PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a once daily pill that reduces the risk of HIV infection in Negative-Tested patients. Studies have shown that using PrEP on a daily basis can reduce the risk of HIV infection from sexual encounter by 99% and from intravenous drug use by 74% .

 

While its main function is to protect against HIV, PrEP does not prevent other STIs.

 

Learn more about other STI treatments.

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CAN I TAKE PrEP?

Since PrEP is a pre-exposure pill, the primary requirement for patients is to have an HIV-negative status. 

PrEP can be an option if:

  • You’re in an ongoing sexual relationship with a partner living with HIV.

  • You’re having multiple casual sexual encounters and condom use is not always guaranteed.

  • You’re in a new sexual relationship but not yet aware of your sexual partners HIV status and not using condoms.

  • You’re not using condoms with partners who are at high risk of HIV infection. 

  • You’ve shared injecting equipment or have been in a treatment program for injecting drug use.  

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PAY IT FORWARD

Did you know that when you fill your PrEP prescription with one of our pharmacy partners, you’re helping to give back to local communities? That’s right, each time you choose a CHE Clinic pharmacy partner, we receive grant funding that is then reabsorbed into our HIV prevention and sexual wellness services.  With your help, we are able to reach more community members, expand service hours and create new programming, such as TeleCHE telehealth services.  Make sure to talk with a CHE Clinician or Patient Assistant Specialist to ensure that your scripts are filled through our pharmacy partners. One small change can help to create a great impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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