Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at Instant Tele Care
Instant Tele Care offers virtual instruction, care coordination, and provider consultation for Pre-exposure Phrophylaxis treatment through virtual telemedicine appointments. Any patient that believes they are at serious risk, for environmental or hereditary reasons, for contracting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can speak with a provider at Instant Tele Care to ensure they are using PrEP prescriptions appropriately and safely. Proper use of PrEP drugs is crucial to ensuring that your risk is significantly reduced for developing an HIV infection.
Since PrEP requires daily use in order to reduce HIV risks, patients may need extra help with medication adherence and clarification on PrEP guidelines for safe use. At Instant Tele Care, our provider team is ready to assist your needs for ensuring your risk for HIV is minimized.
PrEP overview for patients
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), PrEP is a daily pill that contains two medicines, when used in combination with other medicines, can help reduce the chance of developing HIV after exposure to the virus. Patients that have been exposed to HIV through sexual intercourse, injection drug, or other risk factors, can use PrEP to keep HIV from establishing a permanent infection.
Daily PrEP use is extremely effective in general HIV prevention and HIV prevention for the highest risk patients. Recent studies found that PrEP can reduce the chance of a permanent HIV infection through sexual intercourse by 99% when taken daily. High-risk drug users that injection drugs can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 74% when taken daily. PrEP only works at maximum effectiveness when taken daily.
Patients should also understand that PrEP is only effective when it comes to HIV prevention. It does not protect against other common STDs or venereal diseases. Any patient that has been directly exposed to HIV, and needs help managing a PrEP prescription, should book an appointment at Instant Tele Care.