PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for High-Risk Individuals
We offer prescriptions for Truvada, a pre-exposure prophylaxis, to patients identified as being at high-risk for HIV infection. Any patient receiving a Truvada prescription will also be required to participate in regular follow-up appointments where they will be seen at the health department every three months for assessment, counseling, and a blood test.
Those considered to be high-risk are:
- Serodiscordant couples (couples where one partner is infected with HIV and the other is not)
- Men who have sex with men and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors or have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection within the last six months
- Heterosexually active men and women who do not use condoms frequently
- People who use IV drugs and report to share needles
The health department is working in conjunction with UNC Pharmacy Patient Assistance Program so eligible clients can receive a month's supply of Truvada for $4.
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