ARE YOU READY for PrEP?

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AAS-C Can PrEP You! 

 

AAS-C can connect you to a PrEP provider regardless of your current health insurance status. All it takes is a phone call, 919-834-2437 or just stop by our office at 1637 Old Louisburg Rd in Raleigh to ask one of our Prevention Specialists about PrEP.

What is PrEP?

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, is a way to reduce your risk of HIV infection by up to 99% by taking a pill every day.

PrEP is a daily preventative measure against HIV. If you've had a potential HIV exposure, please seek medical attention within 72 hours to discuss PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis.

 

Should YOU be PrEP’d?

If you are currently HIV negative and meet any of the following criteria, you may benefit from PrEP: PrEP may benefit you if you are HIV-negative and ANY of the following apply to you:

 

  • You are a gay/bisexual man or a Transgender person and have at least one of the following:

    • have an HIV-positive partner

    • have multiple partners, a partner with multiple partners, or a partner whose HIV status is unknown–and you also

      • have anal sex without a condom, or

      • recently had a sexually transmitted disease (STD)

 

  • You are a heterosexual man or woman and have at least one of the following:

    • have an HIV-positive partner.

    • have multiple partners, a partner with multiple partners, or a partner whose HIV status is unknown–and you also

      • don’t always use a condom for sex with people who inject drugs, or

      • don’t always use a condom for sex with bisexual men

  • You inject drugs and have at least one of the following:

    • share needles or equipment to inject drugs

    • are at risk for getting HIV from sex

 

What else should you know? 

  • According to the CDC, there are no known long-term harmful health effects for individuals on PrEP for five years or longer.

  • You should continue using condoms while on PrEP!

  • PrEP takes up to 21 days to reach maximum effectiveness.

  • Although PrEP may protect you against HIV infection, it provides no such safeguards against other STIs