PrEP

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ALFA offers a Patient Navigation program, Bridges, that can help you get PrEP, often at little to no cost!
Contact April at 828 322 1447 x223 or contact her online to find out how ALFA can help you “get PrEPed”!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection.

When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. (CDC)