PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV
Our PrEP clinic offers a once daily pill that can provide a high level of protection for people who do not have HIV but are at substantial risk of becoming infected. The pill is a combination of two HIV medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) sold under the name Truvada®.
Studies have shown that when taken every day as prescribed, PrEP can reduce a person’s risk of getting HIV from a sexual partner by over 90% and from a drug-injection-using partner who is positive by 70%. No method offers 100% protection but PrEP can be combined with other prevention strategies like the ones listed below to reduce the risk of HIV infection even further.
Is PrEP Right for Me?
- Help with eligibility for medication
- Labs pertaining to dispensing PrEP
- Prescription for Truvada
Initial Visit and 30-day follow-up; Appointments every 3 months at CHA for lab tests & Rx refills.If you prefer, we are happy to work with your primary care provider or Infectious Disease doctor to find a plan of care that works for you and your health needs.
Appointments and Hours of Operation
Wednesdays 8:00am - 4:30pm (availability may be expanded per demand).
Please call 704-920-1205 to schedule an appointment or request pricing information.
Eligibility and Payment Options
These services are open to anyone and not restricted to residents of Cabarrus County.
Assistance programs are available for insured and uninsured individuals, our staff will gladly help you apply for the correct program. Staff at CHA will file an insurance claim on your behalf but please check with your insurance provider to see if Truvada is covered.
- Cheryl Moorefield, FNP
- Emily Powell, PA-C
North Carolina AIDS Training & Education Center has a map of NC PrEP providers and a list of Frequently Asked Questions for people interested in or currently taking PrEP.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Gilead Sciences is the maker of Truvada, the drug used in PrEP. The website has info about the medicine, making a decision, a plan for starting PrEP, and other resources.
CHA is seeking community feedback about the addition of the PrEP Clinic to their services. Comments and suggestions are welcome through our online survey. This information will be used to gauge community knowledge/attitudes about PrEP and to structure appointment availability to ensure that PrEP is accessible to those who need it. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the Cabarrus Health Alliance Communicable Disease Department at 704-920-1372.