PrEP is an effective tool that can help protect an individual from an HIV transmission, whether through sexual contact or intravenous drug use with needle-sharing. It is important to note that even though PrEP prevents HIV, it does not prevent STIs or pregnancies. Condoms, safe sex and safe needle practices should still be utilized.
Men, women and transgender individuals are all able to take PrEP without any change in effectiveness of the medication. If you are sexually active and have more than one partner, or your partner has more than one partner, and you do not wear condoms consistently, then PrEP may be an option for you. Also, if you are an intravenous drug user and do not use clean needles every time, PrEP could also be an option.
Contact Angel, Radiant Health Centers’ PrEP Navigator, at 949.590.5310 to get set up.
- We will go over PrEP in more detail and explain the process
- We then provide a list of doctors who prescribe PrEP based on your insurance and help you set up an appointment
- On your first doctor visit, a metabolic panel to assess liver and kidney function and an HIV test to make sure you are negative will occur
- If the results come out clear, the doctor will prescribe PrEP for 3 months
- You would then come in once every 3 months for a repeat metabolic panel and HIV test, as well as getting the next set of prescriptions
Even those who do not have insurance can get on PrEP! Please don’t let this be a barrier to being proactive about your health. We can help.