PrEP Clinic improves care, follow-up for patients at risk for HIV

Quality Comprehensive Health Center now makes it easier to treat and monitor patients who have a higher risk of HIV infection.

The PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Clinic offers Truvada, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 as a preventive medication for HIV after having been long-established as a treatment for those who had already tested positive for HIV.

The PrEP Clinic is unique in that we work in collaboration with a patient’s primary care provider, a patient navigator patient’s and serves as the direct provider for necessary follow-up visits.

As an HIV-preventive medication, Truvada is prescribed for adults who are at a higher risk of getting HIV:

  • Individuals whose sexual partners are HIV-positive
  • HIV-negative men with male sexual partners
  • Transgender women with male sexual partners
  • Individuals who have multiple sexual partners
  • Intravenous drug users

However, Truvada therapy requires regular three-month follow-up appointments.  The PrEP Clinic helps solve problems by running lab tests on-site and providing the long-term monitoring required for patients on Truvada.  The clinic visit is streamlined and efficient.

To schedule an appointment with the PrEP Clinic, call 704-394-8968.