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Information for Providers

Prescribing PrEP to your patients is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4…

  1. Perform an HIV risk assessment.
  2. Order all laboratory tests required (HIV, STDs, and kidney test).
  3. Provide prescription for Truvada and PrEP education/counseling to patient.
  4. Schedule follow-up appointments and follow PrEP Guidelines.

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are effective biomedical interventions that are critical to ending the AIDS epidemic. PrEP is a pill taken daily to prevent HIV infection and has been shown to decrease a patient's risk of HIV acquisition by up to 92%. PEP is a combination of pills taken daily for 28 days to prevent HIV infection after a high-risk exposure to HIV.

We recommend these four core HIV prevention practices:

  1. Take a thorough sexual history from all patients as part of routine medical care.
  2. Screen and treat sexually active patients for STIs based on sexual history and clinical guidelines. Empiric treatment is often indicated.
  3. Talk about PrEP and PEP with HIV-negative patients at ongoing risk of exposure and HIV-positive patients who may have HIV-negative partners.
  4. Prescribe PrEP and PEP according to clinical guidelines. For patients who are uninsured or need assistance, please contact our PrEP Navigator at 925-313-6771.

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