The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication Truvada has been proven effective in substantially lowering the HIV infection rate in men who have sexual relations with other men. You may have heard of PrEP, a method of helping to prevent HIV in men, and may be wondering how to get a Truvada prescription in Harrisburg, PA. The drug gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2011. Here is some information regarding PrEP and Truvada in Harrisburg, PA.
What Is PrEP Exposure HIV Treatment in Harrisburg?
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s a daily pill that can help prevent HIV. If you don’t have HIV, taking PrEP every day can lower your chances of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. PrEP is also known by the brand name Truvada.
Is PrEP Right For Me?
Alder Health Services offers PrEP treatment for HIV in Harrisburg, PA in an honest environment that is free of judgment. PrEP isn’t right for everyone. Talk to your doctor about PrEP if you:
- Don’t regularly use condoms.
- Have a sexual partner who has HIV.
- Have a sexual partner who is high risk for getting HIV (if they have anal or vaginal sex with other people without condoms, or use injection drugs).
- Have anal or vaginal sex with several partners, and do not use condoms.
- Do sex work that includes anal or vaginal sex.
- Use injected drugs and share needs.
Where Can I Get the PrEP Pill in Harrisburg, PA?
Alder Health Services offers PrEP Truvada in Harrisburg, PA. When you come into our office, we will provide a thorough consultation to make sure the medication is right for you. In order for the drug to be effective, you must be HIV-negative and follow an HIV prevention plan.
It is important to remember taking the PrEP pill in may not be enough to keep you from getting an infection. You must also follow safer sex practices, including using condoms correctly on a regular basis. In addition, we will want you to come into our office for a confidential HIV test every three months. We can also help you learn skills that are essential for both physical and emotional health.
During your consultation, we will talk about how you can pay for PrEP. The cost may be covered by your insurance, or you may qualify for a patient assistance program. If you would like to learn more, please contact Alder Health Services online or call (717) 233-7190.