PrEP is a daily pill that can reduce the transmission of HIV by up to 99%.
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is medication taken in emergency situations AFTER a potential HIV exposure. PEP must be started within 72 hours (3 days) after a possible exposure to HIV. If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex (either a condom wasn’t used or broke), needle stick, or you’ve been sexually assaulted, set up a PEP appointment right away.
ASHwell Sexual Health Clinic can get you a prescription for PrEP at NO cost- with or without insurance. We have simplified the process so getting PrEP is a breeze. Even better, we can get the prescription sent right to your home. Your initial PrEP visit begins with lab work and an evaluation of your sexual health. We will take a rapid HIV test to confirm you are negative, and additional blood work will be done to monitor your kidney and liver functions. To ensure you are healthy, we will schedule follow up appointments every three months for maintenance labs and STI screenings.
PrEP is for anyone that is HIV negative but at risk for HIV infection. This includes people that are sexually active but aren’t using condoms or aren’t using condoms consistently, people that engage in anal sex, people that take intravenous drugs, or people that engage in sex work.
PrEP is very effective in preventing HIV transmission. If taken daily it can be up over 99% effective. PrEP only protects against HIV and not other STIs such as gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia.
ASHwell provides sex-positive counseling, testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Regular STI testing and prompt treatment can prevent the spread of STIs in our community. Learn more about STIs and local screening and treatment resources here.
Give us a call at (512) 467-0088 or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can see you in less than two weeks, and sometimes even within a day. Again, we can handle the details from dealing with your insurance or if you’re uninsured we can make sure you still get the prescription at no cost.