HIV Prevention

HIV remains a top public health concern for the LGBTQIA community. At the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, preventing HIV is one of our top priorities. If you are engaging in high-risk behaviors that increase your chances of becoming infected with HIV, such as having unprotected sex, please feel safe to disclose that information with our medical staff. We are highly trained on preventative measures to reduce your risk.

PrEP

PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylactics, which is an anti-HIV medication used to prevent HIV negative people from becoming HIV positive. PrEP is a single pill used daily that reduces an individual’s risk of HIV infection by 92% if taken properly. PrEP is not meant to be a substitute for condoms or other measures to prevent sexually transmitted diseases but should to be used in combination with other methods to provide greater protection.

Our providers will educate you on the use of PrePE as well as other ways to reduce your risk of HIV.

If you believe PrEP would be a valuable for you, call us today to set up an appointment at

1-855-PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334)

PEP

PEP is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, which is an antiretroviral medication used after high-risk contact with an HIV positive individual. PEP is used to prevent an individual from seroconverting after blood-to-blood contact with HIV. PEP is only effective within the first 72 hours of the exposure. If you are unable to immediately speak with our office, please seek care at the Emergency Department.

***If you believe you have come in contact with HIV, please call and alert us immediately to ensure you are seen promptly. Call us at 1-855-PROUD-FH (1-855-776-8334).




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