PrEP Prescription in Marlborough, MA
Without the use of protection, being sexually active can lead to life-altering infections and diseases such as HIV/AIDS. For high-risk individuals, getting prescribed for PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophlaxis) is a recommended method of preventing the contraction of HIV.
Along with STD/STI testing, our providers at AFC Urgent Care Marlborough can prescribe PrEP, the general term for Truvada, a daily preventative medication that minimizes the risk of contracting HIV.
Some of the benefits of taking PrEP include:
- Lowering risk of contracting HIV
- Encouraging more frequent testing for STDs/STIs
- Increasing knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS
- Reducing stigma around disease
During your visit to our urgent care center, our providers will review your sexual history and address any health or safety concerns. Depending upon your risk factors, we can also order blood and urine tests, and provide Hepatitis A and B vaccines.
Getting a PrEP prescription is a commitment to your sexual health that involves regular follow up appointments, testing, and counseling. Our providers will discuss tips and strategies for taking the medicine and will answer any questions regarding the prescription.
Open seven days a week, our urgent care clinic accepts most major health insurances, as well as provides low-cost care and testing for those without.
We also respect the privacy of our patients, and if you would like to discuss your concerns confidentially, or book an appointment, please call our PrEP phone line at 508-310-0958.
For more information about PrEP, please visit www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep.