Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis | HIV Risk and Prevention

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PrEP Treatment

PrEP is a prevention method used by people who are HIV-negative but at high risk for being exposed to HIV. After case assessment you are prescribed 28 days of medication that must be taken daily. Once the treatment has been completed a follow up appointment is made to reassess testing.

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CoPay Assistance

With our goal at DUG Health to eradicate SIT diseases it is our core value to ensure that each individual has access to testing and medication.

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Copay Options

Our goal at DUG Health is to eradicate infections, with that being said our priority is ensuring that everyone has access to the necessary testing and medications. With our co-pay option we seek assistant programs allowing us to reduce the cost of medication to the lowest amount possible.

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What is PrEP

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take HIV medications after coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. PEP is a month-long course of drugs and must be started within 72 hours after possible exposure.

Why PrEP?

PrEP has been shown to help reduce HIV infection risk in multiple studies. The iPrEx trial showed that PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men and transgender women. Two large trials, Partners PrEP and TDF2, showed that PrEP also reduces the risk of HIV infection among heterosexual men and women. The Bangkok Tenofovir Study demonstrated that PrEP works for people who inject drugs.

PEP/PrEP has been shown to reduce risk of HIV infection through sex for gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and heterosexual men and women, as well as among people who inject drugs.

HIV Symptoms

Many people with HIV do not experience any systems until the late stages of the disease.

The virus can live in your body for as many as 10 years – or more – without causing any obvious symptoms

Extreme fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and wasting syndrome can be some of the symptoms experienced at the late stages –when the disease has progressed to AIDS.

In the first 2 weeks to 30 days after infection—when higher levels of the virus are in a person’s system and he or she is most infectious

It’s important to remember that not everyone who gets infected experiences these symptoms.

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