PrEP Resources

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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)

If you would like more information regarding PrEP, please contact ALFA’s Prevention Department at 828 322 1447 x232 or contact us online: Contact Form.

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Local Providers

Catawba Valley Infectious Disease Consultants
3412 Graystone Place
Conover, NC 28613
828.326.2145

Dr. Meardon
Helping Hands Health Center
704.874.3316
206 Gamble Dr Suite C
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Dr. Amiee Cavendish
Rivercrest Medical Park
828.757.5060
160 River Bend Drive Suite A
Granite Falls, N.C 28630