PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a single daily pill of HIV medication used before possible exposure that provides protection from HIV. The drugs work by stopping HIV from making copies of itself after it enters the body. Proper use of PrEP can provide over 90% protection, when taken every day. For more information visit:
If PrEP seems right for you, check out Public Health – Seattle King County’s list of PrEP friendly physicians in the Seattle-King County area. If you live outside of King County, check out the WA State Department of Health’s list of medical providers who provide PrEP. If you qualify, programs are available to assist in the purchase of PrEP:
If you’ve been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, please visit your primary care provider or another medical provider immediately to start PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis), a 28 day pill regimen designed to stop HIV from settling inside your body. PEP is for HIV-negative people who may have been exposed to HIV by a needle stick or unprotected sex, and may prevent acquisition of HIV after exposure.
If you live in Seattle-King County and don’t have or cannot access a primary care provider, please visit the Harborview Emergency Room.
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Staff at Cascade AIDS Project are available to answer questions about PrEP, help you apply for the PrEP Drug Assistance Program, and make referrals to community providers who can proscribe PrEP.
Cascade AIDS Project Vancouver Clinic
3701 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661
Open Tuesday 11am-1pm and Thursday 4pm-8pm
Gay City’s PrEP clinic provides PrEP for high-risk folks who may otherwise lack access to it. Our knowledgeable, friendly, and bilingual (Spanish/English) staff serve as a first point of contact for those seeking PrEP in Seattle. We can help you to apply for PrEP Drug Assistance funds and will make sure that you get hooked up with a primary care provider who can prescribe PrEP long-term. Appointments must be scheduled in advance (NO walk-ins) and are only available Tuesday afternoons.
To see if you are eligible, please contact our Wellness Center at 206-860-6969 or at email@example.com.
Kelley-Ross Pharmacy provides everything you need for PrEP in one easy step. Our pharmacists will review what PrEP is, obtain labs and results, prescribe medication, and get you the medicine you need to stay safe. No need to make several trips to the doctor’s office, lab, and pharmacy. Get everything you need in one spot. If you qualify, you may be able to leave the pharmacy with medication the same day! After that, you will only need to come by every 3 months to have some safety labs checked to renew your prescriptions.
For more information, please contact us:
Phone – (206) 324-6990
Fax – (206) 329-1849
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rohan Marrero and Chace Chau at PCAF are available to answer questions about PrEP, help you apply for the PrEP Drug Assistance Program, and make referrals to community providers who can proscribe PrEP. Contact one of them directly to make an appointment or walk in during the hours listed below
Rohan Marrero: (253) 722-0712, email@example.com
Chace Chau: (253) 597-4803, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday and Tuesday: 9-5pm
Thursday and Friday: by appointment only
What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The medications work to prevent HIV from establishing infection inside the body.
PrEP has been shown to reduce risk of HIV infection through sex for gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and heterosexual men and women, as well as among people who inject drugs.
It does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STI) or pregnancy. It is not a cure for HIV.
Does It Work?
In several studies of PrEP, the risk of getting HIV infection was much lower—up to 92% lower—for those who took the medicines consistently than for those who didn’t take the medicines.
Check out this CDC PrEP page for a brief description of these studies.
Can I Afford It?
The Washington State PrEP DAP , a drug assistance program for HIV-negative people who have risk factors that expose them to HIV, will pay for TRUVADA® for people who want to be on PrEP.
There are some requirements to qualify for the program, such as being HIV-negative, living in Washington State, and being at risk for exposure. Get more details here.