CLINICS

FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH at 10 PARK PLACE
Services by appointment only

ADDRESS:
     10 Park Place South S.E., 5th Floor
     Atlanta, GA 30303

PHONE:
     404-613-1401



ADAMSVILLE REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
ADDRESS
     3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W.
     Atlanta, GA 30331

PHONE:
     404-613-1430

PrEP: PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS

Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is an HIV prevention method in which people who are not infected with HIV take one pill a day, that is prescribed by their doctor to prevent getting HIV. Currently, the only medication approved by FDA to use for PrEP is Truvada. 

PrEP can provide a high level of protection against HIV when taken daily, in combination with condom use.  A person taking PrEP should continue to use condoms during all sexual encounters because PrEP does not help to prevent other sexually transmitted infections or pregnancy.

PrEP is prescribed by a health care provider and must be taken daily in order for it to be effective. PrEP does not work after a person stops taking it. If a person does not take Truvada every day, there may not be enough medicine in the bloodstream to block the virus. 

The CDC recommends considering PrEP for persons who are:

  • In an ongoing relationship with an HIV-positive partner
  • Having multiple partners
  • Not in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who recently tested HIV-negative, and
  • Same-gender loving men who have had anal sex without a condom or been diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months
  • Heterosexual men or women that do not regularly use condoms during sex with partners of unknown HIV status who are at substantial risk of HIV infection (e.g., people who inject drugs or have bisexual male partners)

For more information about Fulton County’s PrEP Clinic, call 404-613-4708.

For more information about PrEP please click here.
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