New to Adagio Health's growing list of expanded healthcare services is PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a once-a-day pill called Truvada that can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV through sexual activity or injection drug use. PrEP is for anyone who may be at high-risk of acquiring HIV, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
PrEP is now offered at Adagio Health medical offices in the following counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, and Venango.
PrEP is covered by most commercial healthcare plans, and there are several no or low-cost plans available for patients without health insurance.
The makers of Truvada emphasize the following recommendations for patients before and while taking Truvada for PrEP:
- You must be HIV-negative before you start and while taking Truvada for PrEP.
- Get tested for HIV-1 immediately before and at least every 3 months while taking Truvada.
- If you think you were exposed to HIV-1, tell your healthcare provider right away.
- Do not miss any doses of Truvada. Missing doses may increase your risk of acquiring HIV-1.
PrEP prescriptions typically cover patients for 90 days. At that time, patients should return to a medical office to be tested again to ensure that they are still HIV-negative. Then, they can receive another 90-day prescription of Truvada for PrEP.
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