We offer PrEP and nPEP services.
Appointments are required for these services.
We also offer a self-service option (see below).
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
PrEP is a once-daily medication to prevent the transmission of HIV. If an HIV-negative person is exposed to HIV, PrEP helps to stop the virus from infecting your cells. This medication must be taken every day to be effective as it helps your body create an active defense against HIV infection. PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 99%. This is why it is important to take it as prescribed. PrEP does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (i.e., Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia etc.). PrEP is appropriate for people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or race. PrEP is generally well-tolerated. Routine HIV and other tests will need to be taken every 3 months to continue PrEP and ensure you remain HIV negative.
nPEP (Non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
nPEP is a way to stop HIV infection after a possible exposure – for example, if a condom breaks, you were sexually assaulted, you had unprotected sex, and you are unsure of your partner's status. You must start nPEP within 72 hours after the exposure for it to be effective. You should come in for nPEP as soon as possible after exposure. nPEP medication must be taken everyday for approximately one month (28 days) after the exposure.
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