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PrEP

 

The Basics


HIV negative individuals can take medicine to reduce their risk of contracting HIV.

Studies have shown when taken as prescribed, PrEP is between 92-100% effective in preventing HIV infection, and is even more effective when combined with condoms and other prevention strategies.

Currently, the once-daily pill Truvada ® is the only FDA-approved drug for PrEP.
In Ohio, those who are at highest risk of HIV exposure include gay and bisexual men, people who inject drugs, transgender women, straight women of color, and people who trade sex for money or other things.

If you have had an exposure to HIV in the last 3 days, you might consider PEP (post-exposure) instead of PrEP. When started early, PEP can often ward off an HIV infection before it takes hold in your body.


How Do I Get PrEP?


PrEP is available by prescription from doctors, nurse practitioners, and/or physician assistants. Caracole, through our partnership with UC Heath, hosts an on-site PrEP clinic at our Northside office (4138 Hamilton Avenue.) This clinic is open on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:20-4:20 pm and is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-475-8585. Below is a list of other local PrEP providers.

Be prepared: you will need to discuss your sexual health when you ask for PrEP for HIV prevention.

To obtain PrEP you must test negative for HIV and agree to regular lab tests to monitor your health.

Most private health insurance and Medicaid plans cover PrEP.

PrEP takes about 1–3 weeks to reach the highest levels of protection.


LIST OF HAMILTON COUNTY PrEP Providers


SELECT PROVIDER BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION


UC HEALTH 

  THE CHRIST HOSPITAL    INFECTIOUS DISEASE
CONSULTANTS OF NKY
 
TRIHEALTH  
MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS

  VAMC

 
Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.

Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care.


Caracole’s mission is to positively change
lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through
prevention, housing and care. 
 
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