HIV PrEP in Cedar Park

HIV PrEP in Cedar Park

An HIV positive diagnosis is not the end of a relationship. We can help you work towards a safe, intimate relationship with HIV PrEP in Cedar Park to:
  • Lower your risk of contracting HIV

Have questions? Give us a call today to talk to the lovely staff at Pride Family Medicine!


Treatment Details

HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
HIV Prep is given to an HIV negative person who is at high risk of contracting the virus to reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

What is HIV PrEP?

PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is when HIV treatment is given to a HIV negative person to reduce the risk of contracting the virus. It usually given to those at high risk of contracting the virus such as those with a HIV positive sexual partner.

Do you need a prescription for PrEP?

PrEP is prescribed by a qualified and registered healthcare provider that is trained in the treatment and can give you advice on how to take it and how to manage any side effects.

How does PrEP work?

PrEP works like HIV treatment by reducing any virus from replicating in the body. To do this effectively the PrEP needs to be taken as prescribed so that there is enough of the treatment in the blood to prevent any virus from replicating.

How effective is PrEP?

PrEP can be up to 99.7% effective against infections if it is taken correctly but should always be taken with other safety measure like HIV treatment for the HIV positive partner and use of condoms if possible.

How should PrEP be taken?

PrEP is usually taken as a tablet and the amount and times of when it should be taken depends on the specific type of PrEP your healthcare providers prescribes you.

What are the side effects of PrEP?

PrEP is a combination of HIV treatments and may have similar side effects. Some people might not have any symptoms while a few can experience severe symptoms. Most people will experience mild symptoms that usually last a few days to weeks and then go away. The most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , tiredness, sleeplessness, dry mouth and headaches. Your prescribing health care provider should explain to you the possible side effects and things to look out for depending on your specific combination of HIV treatments.

Does insurance cover PrEP?

Insurance will often cover the cost of PrEP under the Affordable Care Act guidelines.

The pricing of treatments, services and special offers are subject to change and terms and conditions. Kindly check service costs upon booking. 

Meet Our Providers

At Pride Family Medicine
Risa Curtis, DO OB/GYN
Physician OB/GYN
Raissa Behm, FNP
Owner, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Eric Behm, FNP
Owner, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Whatley, FNP
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

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