One Pill Can Change Your Life and Keep You HIV Negative
PrEP is used to keep people with at-risk lifestyles HIV-negative and PEP is an antiviral medication that helps prevent possible HIV infection after potentially being exposed. Palmetto Community Care’s goal is to make this program and medication free or low cost for participants.
We want everyone at risk for HIV to talk to us about PrEP and look into whether it is the right choice for them. We want everyone in our community to know that PrEP is available and often a great option for HIV prevention. We need to stop the rising HIV rates in our community, especially for our young men of color, and PrEP can be a part of the solution.
Who Qualifies For the
Is PrEP Free of Charge?
Health insurance is a definite benefit and help for participation, but the program will include services and inclusion for uninsured who qualify. While Palmetto Community Care cannot guarantee that all uninsured PrEP program clients will be eligible, the goal is to find a way for as many people as possible to participate in this life-saving program.
Participants will be required to complete quarterly lab blood work (free or reduced cost for participants), meet with a doctor quarterly and participate in continued adherence counseling with Palmetto Community Care prevention staff.
Find Out If PrEP Is Right For YOU!
Come by Palmetto Community Care for a free, confidential HIV test and to discuss PrEP with one of our prevention staff members.
Testing Hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday Tuesday, and Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday
What is PEP?
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.
When is PEP used?
PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and works to prepare drugs or if you’ve been sexually assaulted, talk to your health care provider or an emergency room doctor about PEP right away.
Please contact Truesdale Medical Center by calling 843-376-6143