What is PrEP?
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-a-day pill taken by people who are HIV-negative to keep from getting HIV. When used on a daily basis, PrEP is over 90% effective at preventing HIV infection. The medicines in PrEP work by blocking the HIV virus from infecting your body and spreading. You can use PrEP alongside condoms and other prevention methods to provide the maximum level of protection for you and your partners.
Why should I consider PrEP?
PrEP has been tested in several studies involving those of all genders who are HIV-negative and at risk for HIV. It has proven to be over 90% effective and clinical trials have shown that it has little to no side effects. If you think you are at risk of HIV infection, you should talk to your doctor about PrEP. It is also covered by most insurance plans, so protection is at little to no cost to you.
Where can I get PrEP?
CrescentCare offers PrEP to patients at our clinics. Specially trained staff are available to answer your questions and help you set up an appointment.
What is PEP?
PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
HIV PEP is a way to stop HIV from infecting you after a possible exposure. It works best when given as soon as possible after an exposure, and definitely within 72-hours of the exposure. CrescentCare handles this as an emergency, with an immediate same-day appointment. If you believe you have had an exposure in the last 72-hours, call 504.207.2273 and inform the person answering the phone you are in need of a visit for HIV PEP. CrescentCare has a team of HIV prevention and treatment specialists who can initiate medications to prevent HIV acquisition during your visit, and will monitor you during your treatment course.
For More Information on PEP or PrEP:
Call 504-293-6842 or text 504-777-5181.