ALFA offers a Patient Navigation program, Bridges, that can help you get PrEP, often at little to no cost!
Contact Justin at (828) 999-8368 or contact him online to find out how ALFA can help you “get PrEPed”! You can also stop by Steve’s Place at 211 NC-127 in Hickory.
Text for PreP! We now offer PreP support via text at (828) 394-9658. We can help you with your medication, answer questions, and schedule appointments all via text. Available Monday through Friday, 9 to 4.
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)