How Does It Work?
Truvada contains two antiretroviral medicines that interfere with HIV’s ability to grow and take hold in your body if you are exposed to the virus.
When taken every day, PrEP can provide a high level of protection against HIV, and is even more effective when it is combined with condoms and other prevention options. In several studies of PrEP usage, the risk of getting HIV was reduced by up to 92% for those who took the pill consistently compared to those who did not take the pill at all.
People who use PrEP must take the pill every day and return to their health care provider every 3 months for lab monitoring, risk review, and prescription refills.
How Can I Start PrEP?
Make an appointment at Planned Parenthood to talk to a health care provider and determine if PrEP is right for you.
If you and your health care provider decide that PrEP is a good option for you, you can get a prescription through Planned Parenthood.
PrEP is covered by most insurance programs, but if you do not have insurance, Planned Parenthood can direct you to medication assistance programs that may help pay for PrEP.
Planned Parenthood Offers PrEP!
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes offers PrEP at each of our 5 health centers across the region. Call today to make an initial appointment and see if PrEP is right for you!
Additionally, if you have general questions about PrEP, our services, or payment options, please feel free to contact our PrEP Coordinator at 607-273-1526 ext. 2310.
Or call 1-800-230-7526