Teleprep: HIV Prevention at Your Fingertips
TelePrEP is a safe sex program and HIV prevention method for individuals in the Texas and New Mexico region. This service can be delivered via smartphone, laptop, or tablet. New and current patients can now visit with a TelePrEP provider through a secure, HIPAA compliant app and obtain labs locally through an outpatient site.
Patients can also receive PrEP discreetly and safely at home without the hassle of traveling long distances.
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What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an innovative HIV prevention program that helps an HIV-negative person reduce the risk of infection if exposed to the virus through the use of of medications such as Truvada. Given the current rates of HIV infection in certain areas of the country, this is a prevention tool that individuals may consider to help them remain healthy.
The use of this program has shown positive results at significantly reducing risk of becoming infected. Those who benefit from using the treatment include a wide range of people such as:
-gay and bisexual men
-heterosexual men and women
-individuals who inject drugs
* The use of PrEP does not cure HIV, and it does not work in protecting against other sexually transmitted infections (STI), or preventing pregnancies.
What Does PrEP Mean?
-Exposure: being in contact with an HIV infected individual
-Prophylaxis: treatment to prevent an infection
What Does the Treatment Entail?
-PrEP is a strategy that uses medications such as Truvada® and safer practices such as condom use to reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
-Truvada was developed by Gilead and was available and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012 as a novel antiretroviral medication to reduce the risk of HIV.
-Truvada is to be used together with safe sex practices, as research has shown a reduction in new HIV infections.
-Truvada must not to be used solely as an HIV prevention method.
-Government health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are currently recommending the use of Truvada in a PrEP strategy for individuals at high risk of contracting the virus.
PrEP El Paso
PrEP Las Cruces/Tularosa
PrEP Midland/Van Horn