PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis) is medication taken once daily to prevent HIV. PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% and by at least 74% for injection drug users when taken as prescribed. There are 2 different medication approved for use for PrEP. Truvada Is approved for all individuals at risk for HIV through sex and injection drug use and Descovy Is approved for individuals at risk for HIV through sex except for those assigned female at birth.
Just call the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic at 815 626-2230 for more information or to schedule an appointment At the initial you will meet with Rebecca, receive more education on PrEP, as well as the follow up appointments. You will also have initial labs drawn these labs will check for a variety of things including gonorrhea, chlamydia as well as for HIV. After your initial visit you will have a 1 months follow up and then every 3 months after that.
PrEP is an affordable medication that Prevents HIV and when taken once daily can be 99% effective. For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic at 815 626-2230.
Danille and Rebecca were on WSDR to explain more.