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    Take advantages of PrEP

    PrEP is the best strategy for you if you aren’t an HIV positive already. This is not a cure or a treatment for HIV but it insulates you against catching HIV from unprotected sex or other acts of high-risk blood contamination.

    At the Texas Specialty Clinic, we conduct a thorough HIV test for the patient before starting the PrEP medication. This is a short course of oral medication which can virtually eliminate the risk when taken consistently and correctly.

    However, PrEP cannot prevent other Sexually Transmitted Diseases( STD ). It requires a sincere approach from the patients to practice safer sex and use condoms to prevent the chances of getting STD.

    At Texas Specialty Clinic, patients receive access to the diagnostics, treatments, and medications for all types of STDs. We emphasize on awareness building in patients about the ways they can preempt HIV/AIDS and other STDs in order to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

    PrEP will be successful for:

    • People who do not have HIV and are at high risk of being exposed to HIV through having unprotected sex or injecting drugs.
    • Anyone whose sexual partner has HIV. It can work for both men and women, regardless of their gender or the gender of their sex partners.
    • People who inject drugs and share their needles. But PrEP cannot protect you from other diseases that are spread through injection drug use, such as hepatitis C virus (also known as HCV).

    Access to PrEP

    PrEP is a prescription drug, and can only be prescribed by a medical provider. At the Texas Specialty Clinic, we have qualified practitioners, such as a doctor, physician’s assistant (PA), and nurse practitioner (NP) who can prescribe PrEP drug.

    Before you start PrEP, we perform the ELISA test along with blood test to be absolutely sure about the non-existence of HIV antibody in you. This ensures your HIV status and success of the PrEP program.

    While you are on PrEP you should visit us time to time for check-ups and tests. Starting any new medication can be intimidating, but we are here to make this process as easy and comfortable as possible.