There’s been a massive 500 percent increase in PrEP. But is that enough to end HIV?
New research shows a massive 500 percent increase in PrEP use to prevent HIV. During 2014 to 2017, several key aspects of HIV prevention dramatically increased. Which is great news! But these improvements were not across all groups. Moreover, only about one third of those vulnerable to HIV are now on PrEP. This is according to a study published Thursday from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Local Info and Resources
When PrEP was first approved in 2012, OIC was the first to prescribe it. Since then, our PrEP Clinic has continued to expand with some people driving an hour or more. If you’d like to make an appointment its simple, just click here or call (407) 647-3960 and someone from our Front Desk Team will be happy to help you!
Wait, what is PrEP again and how does it prevent HIV?
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) – PrEP is a medical regimen that includes routine doctor visits, labs and taking 1 pill once a day to prevent HIV. Taking PrEP daily is up to 99% effective at reducing HIV transmission. PrEP is a preventative option for anyone that does not have HIV and is vulnerable to contracting HIV. Certainly condom education and use is an important component. To sum up, it’s a medical regimen that provides a comprehensive medical approach to preventing HIV.
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Where can I get PrEP?
There are many was to get PrEP. For example, your doctor/healthcare provider and many nonprofits are now offering it. Did you know that you may be eligible to receive PrEP services for FREE*?
- Please PrEP Me – Is a national data base of doctors and organizations that provide PrEP.
- FDOH PrEP Provider List for the entire state of Florida. Provides PrEP on a nominal sliding scale or FREE* to those that qualify.
- Doctors Office – Many doctors provide PrEP. Just ask!
- Florida Department of Health – Provides PrEP on a sliding scale or FREE* to those that qualify.
- Medicare/Medicaid/Veterans Affairs – Federal programs that provide health coverage for those that qualify including PrEP. Just ask!
- Orlando Immunology Center – The first to prescribe PrEP in the Central Florida area. (407) 647-3960
Where can I get free condoms?
Certainly We all love FREE*! So click here for the most comprehensive list of free condom locations throughout Central Florida. In addition, it includes locations, free condom delivery, national resources plus an app!
*FREE – That is to say, provided at no cost to you. Everything has value. Above all, your health is the most valuable. The programs or services listed above marked “FREE*” are primarily paid for through various state and federal grants like Center for Disease Control prevention grants. As a result, many services are offered on a sliding scale which simply means people pay what they can afford. Whether its a “FREE” HIV test, “FREE” condoms, “FREE” HIV care, or “FREE” PrEP, it has tremendous value even though you might not pay. So whether you pay or not, you deserve easy access to HIV prevention options like PrEP.