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PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for High-Risk Individuals

We offer prescriptions for Truvada, a pre-exposure prophylaxis, to patients identified as being at high-risk for HIV infection. Any patient receiving a Truvada prescription will also be required to participate in regular follow-up appointments where they will be seen at the health department every three months for assessment, counseling, and a blood test.

Those considered to be high-risk are:

  • Serodiscordant couples (couples where one partner is infected with HIV and the other is not)
  • Men who have sex with men and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors or have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection within the last six months
  • Heterosexually active men and women who do not use condoms frequently
  • People who use IV drugs and report to share needles

The health department is working in conjunction with UNC Pharmacy Patient Assistance Program so eligible clients can receive a month's supply of Truvada for $4.

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