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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Let’s talk about PrEP

Terros Health now offers PrEP treatment options.
Patients will first experience an informed and welcoming assessment from our medical providers, either by visiting our health centers in person or by scheduling a telehealth appointment.  For questions about PrEP treatment:
Call 602-302-7704  or email PrEPNavigationTeam@terroshealth.org

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a pill taken daily to help prevent HIV infection for those who are most at risk. PrEP may be right for you if you are HIV negative and you have a partner who is HIV positive, have multiple partners, or inject drugs.

HIV transmission
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be transmitted through semen, vaginal fluids, anal mucus, and blood. The virus is typically spread through having unprotected sex. HIV is not transmitted through ordinary contact, air, water, saliva, sweat, tears, toilets, food, or drinks.

How HIV affects the body
HIV weakens your immune system overtime by destroying cells that fight disease and infection. There is currently no cure for HIV, but it can be controlled with proper treatment. Without treatment HIV can lead to AIDS. Learn more about HIV/AIDS.

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Prevention along with daily lifestyle changes can save lives.
Talk with a Terros Health Provider today to start your treatment plan.
We now offer same-day telehealth visits.

How does PrEP protect against HIV?

When taken correctly, PrEP is about 99% effective. PrEP is very safe and side effects typically get better with time. The most common side effects are headache, nausea, weight loss/gain and vomiting. It is important to come in every 3 months while on PrEP to get tested for HIV and to check on any side effects. There are two PrEP medications currently approved by the FDA, Truvada and Discovy.
For more information on side effects visit the website of Truvada or Descovy.

Understanding the Difference Between PrEP and PEP.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a HIV prevention method that can be taken up to 72 hours after an exposure. This medication is meant for emergency purposes and not for regular use. You can get a starter kit/prescription for PEP at an emergency room if you think you have been exposed.

Paying for PrEP – There are ways to cover the cost!

Most insurance plans cover the cost of PrEP.   If you need financial assistance, Gilead (the company that makes PrEP) has an Advancing Access Program that can help with copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. If you have no insurance, Gilead’s program may make PrEP free, depending on your income. Terros Health staff can help you learn more about coverage options.

Questions about PrEP?     Call  602-302-7704  

Schedule a Telehealth or in person visit today
with our primary care providers.

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
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Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
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McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
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Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
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Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health
and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.

Schedule a Telehealth or in person visit today with our primary care providers.

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Questions about PrEP?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295