Have you heard of PrEP? It’s a safe, daily pill that prevents you from contracting HIV. Yup, you read that right: There’s now a pill that’s 90% effective at preventing HIV when it’s taken correctly. WHAT! (We know. It’s a big deal.)
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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PREP
WHAT TO DO: GET PREP
PrEP is for people who are HIV negative and vulnerable to getting HIV. If you’re not sure whether or not PrEP is the right choice for you, check out this simple web survey that will help you figure it out. Once you’ve learned a little bit about PrEP, have a conversation with your healthcare provider. If you decide to try out PrEP, your provider will give you an HIV test. If you’re prescribed PrEP, it takes 7-20 days for the pills to be effective.
WHERE TO GET PREP
The DC Health and Wellness Center now offers 100% virtual services to get you on PrEP! DC’s new TelePrEP program is fast, easy, and confidential. Our services offer a virtual consultation with a medical provider, an at-home lab-test, a prescription by mail, and more. Check here for more information or call 202-741-7692 to get started.
The DC Health and Wellness Center also offers in-person consultations or a mix of virtual and in-person consultations for PrEP. In-person services are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call 202-741-7692 for more information.
Your Healthcare Provider
If you have a regular healthcare provider, your best bet is to talk to them and see about getting a prescription. But if you don’t have a regular healthcare provider — or you feel weird talking to them about this issue — use our PrEP map to find providers who prescribe PrEP in your area.