PrEP - An HIV Prevention
PrEP - Prevención de VIH
PrEP is About HIV Prevention
PrEP Plus is a program from Hope & Help Connect that gets PrEP in the hands of people who are HIV-negative or at-risk of contracting HIV. Getting PrEP, like any other medication, can sometimes be challenging. But, with PrEP Plus, all the details are taken care of for you. When you join PrEP Plus, you could start your PrEP regimen within 72 business hours, upon approval from your medical provider.
Studies have shown that the risk of contracting HIV was 99% lower for those who took PrEP than those who didn’t. When you take PrEP as prescribed, it provides significant protection against HIV. Such protection is much more effective when you use condoms and other preventative methods. PrEP does not prevent you from contracting other STIs.
PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a medication that when taken consistently is effective at preventing you from contracting HIV through sexual contact, if you are exposed. It’s one of many HIV prevention tools. PrEP does not prevent or treat STIs or any other medical condition.
The first step to starting PrEP is talking with your medical provider. Your medical provider will discuss your sexual history, administer an HIV test, and then monitor your kidney functions in order to determine if you are a candidate for PrEP.
PrEP is covered by most insurance plans. However, regardless of whether or not you have insurance or your ability to pay, PrEP Plus can provide you with temporary assistance to get started. PrEP Plus is free for those who qualify. For patients with medical conditions unrelated to PrEP, provider fees may apply.
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