PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Did you know there is a once a day pill that is being prescribed to reduce the likelihood of contracting HIV? People who are at high risk of contracting HIV can significantly reduce their chance of being infected! Studies show that PrEP can reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by at least 90% and injection drug use by 70% when used correctly and consistently!

Jackson County Health Department has an on-site PrEP clinic and is also working with local providers to prescribe PrEP.  Medicaid and most private insurance companies cover this medication.  Prescription assistance programs are available to reduce or eliminate out of pocket costs. Our staff can assist in enrolling in these programs.  

If you or someone you know could benefit from this exciting new breakthrough, please call our office at (618)-684-3143, ext. 155.

What is PrEP? (English) https://vimeo.com/79717700

What is PrEP (Spanish) https://vimeo.com/115308169

 

Resources:

PrEP:

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk/prep/cdc-hiv-prep-guidelines-2017.pdf (2017 CDC Guidelines)

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk/prep/cdc-hiv-prep-provider-supplement-2017.pdf   (2017 CDC provider supplement)

https://www.truvadahcp.com/about-truvada-for-prep (Gilead site re: PrEP for HCP)

PEP:

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/programresources/cdc-hiv-npep-guidelines.pdf   (2016 Non-occupational PEP Guidelines)

https://nccc.ucsf.edu/clinical-resources/pep-resources/pep-quick-guide/ (Clinician Consultation Center guide for occupational PEP)

https://nccc.ucsf.edu/clinical-resources/pep-resources/pep-guidelines/   (Clinician Consultation Center guidelines for PEP generally)