Are you at high risk of getting HIV? If the answer is ‘yes’ then probably you have no choice but to take PrEP. Your success in PrEP greatly depends upon how well in advance you start it before having sex, regularity in your medication, and of course the guidance that you receive from your doctor.
PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy that can save you from catching HIV. Truvada is the only medicine used in this therapy which you need to take as guided by your doctor, before having sex with an HIV positive person.
Truvada is recommended for use in persons aged 18 or above who weigh at least 77 lbs. However, the FDA has approved Truvada as PrEP for adolescents at risk for HIV. The medication creates immunity in the body against the HIV infection.
Researches show highly effective results in terms of reducing the risk of HIV infections in gay and bisexual men, transgender women and heterosexual men and women using PrEP. People who inject drugs can also avert HIV using this preventive medication.
PrEP is safe, cost-effective, and cost-saving if you compare with the lifetime cost of treatments if you were infected. PrEP is recommended by the World Health Organisation, Centers for Disease Control, National HIV / AIDS Strategy, various state and city departments of public health and HIV / AIDS nonprofits around the country.
When it comes to starting PrEP, don’t let your priority be defeated by the busy schedules and time constraints during the day hours. You will find very convenient after-hours services at a center of Urgent Care of Texas (UCT) in your locality that operates 7 days a week and have in-house lab testing. Same day PrEP service is certainly a good possibility.
Known for its trusted guidance and treatment, Urgent Care of Texas also assists you with necessary prior authorization and paperwork for your insurance claim. Insurers readily pay for PrEP as it’s a widely recognized therapy.
Before you start PrEP, we perform the ELISA test along with blood test to be absolutely sure about the non-existence of HIV antibody in you. This ensures your HIV status and success of the PrEP program.