We offer Post Exposure Prophylaxis ( PEP ) and Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as important tools in the preventions of HIV infections .
We understand the emphasis that is needed to achieve successful results in both PEP and PrEP so we accommodate our schedule to the needs of our patients. We approach our patients, regardless of the risk, in an unbiased view to achieve the absolute best results for their long term care. To help reduce the anxiety that accompanies any health diagnosis, we have established a Specialty Pharmacy in house so we are able to provide medications upon the completion of your visit in most cases. In addition to the Specialty Pharmacy, we offer laboratory testing with rapid results and confidentiality.
We work hard in developing innovating ways that will motivate patients to remain in the prevention programs after the urgent crisis has been resolved .
Protect Yourself from HIV every day
|PrEP is a daily pill that can protect HIV-negative people if taken every day.|
PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV, if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.
PrEP is for people without HIV who are at very high risk for getting it from sex or injection drug use. The federal guidelines recommend that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and in an ongoing sexual relationship with an HIV-positive partner.
PrEP is also recommended for anyone who isn’t in a mutually monogamous* relationship with a partner who recently tested HIV-negative, and is a . . .
gay or bisexual man who has had anal sex without using a condom or been diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months, or . . .
heterosexual man or woman who does not regularly use condoms during sex with partners of unknown HIV status who are at substantial risk of HIV infection, or . . .
people who have injected drugs in the past 6 months and have shared needles or works or been in drug treatment in the past 6 months.
The cost of PrEP is covered by many health insurance plans. Bliss CARES can assist those individuals with limited or no income cover PrEP treatment. We provide immediate treatment for PrEP.
You should not use PreP if you:
- Don’t know your HIV status.
- Are HIV-positive (Truvada is not a complete regimen for people with HIV).
- Have symptoms of acute HIV infection (symptoms similar to the flu).
- Can’t find a medical professional or clinic to provide regular HIV and STD testing and prevention counseling along with Truvada.
- Don’t think you can keep up with a daily regimen.
- Just plan to take it for short periods, such as over a weekend of partying.
- Have kidney disease or reduced kidney health.
TOW WAYS YOU CAN PREVENT HIV
Prevent HIV after exposure
|PEP is an emergency medicine that can stop HIV infection
if taken right after being exposed
Why get PEP and what is it?
Post Exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a four week daily dose of anti-HIV medications (in pill form) that can potentially stop HIV infection after exposure.