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At Harmony Healthcare Orlando, we believe in bridging the gaps in care to improve the health of our community. If you’ve been looking for a clinic in Orlando that provides the PrEP pill, we are ready and waiting to help you.
When you are in a relationship with someone or have a sexual partner who has HIV, there is a simple and highly effective medication that can help prevent you from getting HIV too. Our clinics provide a safe and welcoming environment for people who would like to get the PrEP pill in Orlando, Tampa, and Kissimmee.
How PrEP Prevents HIV
If exposure to HIV occurs, PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, can prevent the virus from spreading throughout your body. This pill is taken daily, and is not intended for individuals who already have HIV.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), when PrEP is taken correctly it can reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by approximately 99%, and reduce the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use by at least 74%.
Who Should Use PrEP?
You should talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about getting PrEP if you:
- Have a sexual partner who has HIV
- Have vaginal or anal sex with multiple partners
- Don’t regularly use condoms
- Do sex work that involves vaginal or anal sex
- Share needles or use injection drugs
If you have any questions about PrEP, it’s best to be as open and honest with your healthcare provider as possible. This will allow them to choose treatment options that are right for you. We understand that this can feel challenging, especially if you have had a negative experience with a doctor or healthcare provider in the past. That is why we work to ensure that our clinic is a place free of judgment for all of our patients.
What Happens After I Am Prescribed PrEP?
Once you begin taking PrEP, you will need to be tested regularly for HIV. Your doctor will also test your kidneys to make sure that they are functioning properly and that it is safe for you to take PrEP.
It is very important to continue taking PrEP as it was prescribed to you. Not taking the pills daily can reduce their effectiveness.
Does PrEP Have Any Side Effects?
There have not been any serious problems reported by people who take PrEP, and it is a very safe medication. You may have some minor side effects when you first start taking PrEP, but they typically diminish in the first 7 to 10 days of starting the medication. Some of these side effects include:
- Loss of appetite
It is possible that you will never experience any side effects at all. If you have any side effects that won’t go away, you can talk to one of our medical providers at Harmony Healthcare Orlando. We would be happy to work with you to find ways to address any side effects.
We Make It Simple And Easy To Get The PrEP Pill In Orlando, Tampa, And Kissimmee
At Harmony Healthcare Orlando, we provide high-quality medical care at no cost to our patients. We believe that everyone is deserving of the best healthcare possible, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to get the PrEP pill in Orlando, Tampa, or Kissimmee.