HIV PrEP

WHAT IS HIV PREP?

PrEP = Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. 

HIV PrEP is an FDA-approved, daily antiretroviral (ART) medication taken by individuals who are HIV-negative to reduce their risk of contracting HIV. It is composed of two HIV medicines, tenofovir and emtricitabine, and is sold under the name, Truvada. When taken daily and consistently, PrEP can reduce the risk of HIV through sexual contact by more than 90%, and by 70% for injection-drug users. 

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WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM TAKING PREP?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a set of guidelines to establish eligibility criteria for HIV PrEP. You may be eligible for PrEP if you are currently HIV-negative and are at high risk for contracting HIV due to existing behavioral, cultural, or social practices. 

High-risk individuals are defined as those who have a higher chance of becoming infected with HIV through sex or injection drug use. These individuals may include those who are in ongoing relationships with HIV-positive individuals or those currently engaging in risky health behaviors. 

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR PREP IF YOU:

  1. Are in an on-going relationship with an HIV-positive partner
  2. Have multiple sex partners and do not consistently use condoms
  3. Have injected drugs, shared needles, or received treatment within the past 6 months
  4. Are a man who has sex with men and do not use condoms regularly or has had an STI within the past six months
  5. Are considering getting pregnant with an HIV-positive partner

OPH PREP LINKAGE

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) acts as a PrEP linkage coordinator so that residents of Montgomery County can be easily linked to the resources and services that would best promote their health and safety.

If you determine that HIV PrEP may be right for you, give the Montgomery County Office of Public Health a call. A public health professional can assist you with the linkage and enrollment process so that you can seek care from a provider that best suits your health needs. 

Contact Us

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    Health Administrator

    Christina Miller

    Medical Director

    Richard S. Lorraine, MD, FACP


    Health Centers

    Main Office

    1430 DeKalb Street
    PO Box 311
    Norristown, PA 19404-0311
    Phone: 610-278-5117
    Fax: 610-278-5167

    E-mail

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm

    After hours/Weekends (Emergencies Only)

    610-275-1222



Local PrEP Providers

Provider Address Phone Website
Abington Infectious Disease 1235 Old York Rd, Ste 220
Abington, PA 19001
215-481-6350 www.abingtonhealth.org
Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists 825 Old Lancaster Ave
Suite 350
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-8118 www.bmmsa.com
CVS Minute Clinic 1218 E Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-519-1920 www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
CVS Minute Clinic 312 S Henderson Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-205-1264  www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
Delaware Valley ID Associates 100 E Lancaster Ave
Suite 556
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-896-0210 www.delawarevalleyid.com
Eastern PA Infectious Disease 649 N Lewis Road
Suite 220
Limerick, PA 19468
610-495-6414 www.epidamed.com
North Willow Grove Family 2701 Blair Mill Road
Suite 20
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-672-7070 www.nwgfm.com
Norristown Regional Health Center 1401 DeKalb St
Norristown, PA 19401
610-278-7787 www.dvch.org
Novus ACS 512 Dekalb St
Bridgeport, PA 19405
610-787-8000 www.novusacs.com
Novus ACS 1565 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-867-5365 www.novusacs.com
Planned Parenthood - Norristown 1221 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
610-279-6095 www.plannedparenthood.org

How can I finance PrEP?

Most insurance plans cover the costs of HIV PrEP. There are programs available for help cover co-pays and other costs for insured and uninsured individuals. 

For more information about Gilead’s financial assistance program, click the links below:

Gilead
Truvada