Condoms are an effective tool against HIV, but they aren’t perfect. If you want to feel more in control of your HIV status, PrEP may be for you.
There are usually very few side effects associated with PrEP. You may experience tolerable side effects such as upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, headache, or fatigue. For those who do experience side effects, they usually go away in 1-2 weeks!
You'll be screened for HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis at your PrEP intake appointment. If you test positive for Hepatitis or have any STDs, we'll get you connected to care right away and you can still begin taking PrEP. However, if you get a positive HIV result, you will not be a candidate for PrEP as it can make you resistant to HIV treatment. We'll help you get enrolled in our HIV RapidStart program so you can begin HIV treatment and reach an undetectable viral load.
Yes! There are multiple options for PrEP! You can take PrEP as a once-daily pill or an injectable. It's important to talk to your provider about what is best for you.
Trillium has bilingual staff, as well as translation services available to all of our patients. We'll make sure that all of your questions are answered and in a way you understand.
At your first appointment, the PrEP specialist will speak with you about risk factors, do a rapid HIV test, schedule a meeting with a provider, and assess your insurance options.
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