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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a game-changer in HIV prevention. It involves taking a daily medication that greatly reduces the risk of contracting HIV. Our dedicated team at AH Monroe is here to guide you through the process, from understanding eligibility criteria to navigating insurance coverage.
PrEP is 99% effective at preventing HIV
PrEP offers a proactive approach to HIV prevention. It’s about making informed choices that prioritize your well-being.
By adhering to the prescribed regimen, you can significantly reduce the chances of HIV transmission, allowing you to enjoy intimate relationships with peace of mind.
How effective is PrEP?
High Effectiveness: PrEP, when taken daily, has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 99%.
Is PrEP safe?
PrEP is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective HIV prevention method.
How do I access PrEP?
PrEP is available by prescription and is covered by many insurance plans, including Medicaid.
Are there any side effects?
PrEP is generally safe, but some individuals may experience mild side effects such as nausea, headache, or weight loss.
Is PrEP right for you?
PrEP is recommended for individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors, such as condomless sex with partners of unknown HIV status or injection drug use.
Have sex with men who have sex with men (MSM)
Have sex with people who are HIV-positive
Use injection drugs
nPEP, or Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a time-sensitive option available to individuals who may have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours. Just like PrEP, nPEP involves taking medication, but in this case, it’s a short-term course of antiretroviral drugs. If started promptly after a potential exposure, nPEP can greatly reduce the likelihood of HIV infection.
Have you had a potential exposure to HIV?
nPEP is another critical tool in our arsenal against HIV. If you’ve had a potential exposure to HIV – such as a condom break or unprotected sex with a partner of unknown HIV status – nPEP can provide a time-sensitive opportunity to prevent infection.
AH Monroe’s experts are here to guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the timely care and support you need.
When should I consider taking nPEP?
nPEP is recommended when you’ve had a high-risk exposure to HIV, such as unprotected sex with a partner of unknown HIV status, a condom break, or sharing needles. It’s important to initiate nPEP as soon as possible, ideally within 72 hours, to maximize its effectiveness.
How long do I need to take nPEP?
A typical nPEP regimen lasts for 28 days, during which you’ll take a combination of antiretroviral medications as prescribed by a healthcare provider. Adhering to the full course of treatment is crucial for its effectiveness.
Is nPEP appropriate for me?
While nPEP is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience mild side effects such as nausea, fatigue, or headache. These side effects are usually temporary and subside once the treatment is completed.
Do I still need to use condoms while taking nPEP?
Yes, it’s important to continue using condoms and practicing safer sex while taking nPEP. nPEP provides protection against HIV, but it doesn’t offer 100% immunity. Condoms and other preventive measures can further reduce the risk of transmission and protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).