Call 585.454.PrEP (7737) or 1.888.PrEP.123 to learn more.

PrEP (PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS) IS A ONCE-DAILY MEDICATION THAT PREVENTS HIV.

When taken every day as prescribed, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV up to 99% in HIV-negative individuals. You can lower your risk even more if you combine PrEP with condoms and other safe-sex prevention methods.

We think everyone needs to know about PrEP. Take a minute to read through the information to see if PrEP is right for you or someone you know.

WHO SHOULD BE ON PrEP?

PrEP is an option for anyone who is HIV negative. This includes people of all genders. PrEP may be especially right for those who:

  • Have multiple or anonymous sexual partners
  • Do not use condoms, or use condoms irregularly
  • Are male and have male sex partners
  • Are transgender or of trans-experience
  • Use injection drugs or mood-altering drugs such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, or ecstasy
  • Have survival sex in exchange for money, drugs, housing, etc.
  • Have a partner living with HIV
  • Have a partner whose HIV status is unknown
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?

To get started on PrEP, call 585.454.PrEP (7737) and a PrEP Specialist will schedule your first appointment. At that appointment, you will receive:

  • HIV testing
  • Routine lab work
  • Screening for STIs and hepatitis
  • A meeting with a PrEP Specialist and a Trillium Health Provider
IS PrEP AFFORDABLE?
  • With or without insurance, there are options for accessing PrEP right away
  • PrEP is covered by most insurance plans
  • We work hard to make sure that you have to pay little-to-nothing for PrEP and PEP Services
  • Our PrEP Navigator can help answer questions and provide the assistance that’s right for you
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS WITH PrEP?
  • Good news – there are usually very few side effects associated with PrEP use
  • You may experience tolerable side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, headache, or fatigue
  • For those who do experience side effects, they usually go away in 1-2 weeks
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

After your first appointment, we will see you again in one month, then two months after that, and every three months going forward. At these visits, you will have:

  • HIV testing
  • Routine lab work and STI screening
  • A meeting with a PrEP Specialist and a Trillium Health Provider
WHAT IF I THINK I’VE BEEN EXPOSED TO HIV?

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is a pill for people who may have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours. PEP stops HIV exposure from becoming an HIV infection. PEP should be started as soon as possible after an exposure. Potential exposures to HIV include condomless sex with a partner who is living with HIV or of unknown HIV status and sharing syringes or needles.

  • If exposure happens during our business hours, please call 585.454.PrEP (7737) for PEP
  • PEP is also available at our pharmacy 24/7. Call 800.923.9394 anytime to be connected to PEP

Cost will never be an issue - we work hard to make sure that you have to pay little-to-nothing for PEP Services.

REFILL ISSUES?

For issues with refills, or other related needs, reach out to the PrEP team or the Trillium Health Pharmacy. We will always do our best to make sure that you have access to your medication when you need it, wherever you are.

CONTACT YOUR PrEP TEAM

For more information about PrEP or to get started, call 585.454.PrEP (7737) or 1.888.PrEP.123.

To contact the Trillium Health Pharmacy, including 24/7 access to PEP, call 800.923.9394.