HIV Prevention & PrEP

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BE (PrEP)ARED FOR
WHOEVER COMES YOUR WAY

Washington, D.C. is one of two cities where half of all new HIV diagnoses are located nationally. Because of this statistic, the D.C. area began the '90/90/90/50 Plan to End the HIV Epidemic in the District of Columbia by 2020,' which has made great strides to do as stated. 

 

Although the number of newly infected people is decreasing, the virus disproportionately effects the African American, Latino and LGBTQ communities.

 

Research suggests, if you are a member of one of those demographics, the chances that you will come in contact with a sexual partner who is either knowingly or unknowingly infected with the HIV virus in the District of Columbia is highly likely. 

 

PrEP Is One Pill A Day That Is At Least 92% Effective At Preventing HIV

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PrEP 101

  • Reduces your chances of becoming HIV positive 

  • Must be taken daily to be the most effective

  • Must have a prescription 

PrEP Maybe Right For You Under The Following Circumstances:

Sexually

Active

Multiple Partners

IV Drug Use

Anal sex

Sex Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs

Sex with Unknown Status

Blood transfusion

HIV positive partner

To begin PrEP, you must be HIV negative. We will screen you for antibodies, and whether or not you are negative for HIV, we will continue to be your allies for treatment and health coaching.

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What To Expect

Timeline


Labs will be ordered during or after your telehealth visit with a BeyondMed Provider. Once your sample has been received, most results will take 24-48 hours to be reported. If you have requested a home kit, the home kit will be delivered within 2-3 days of your request and it will take an additional 2-3 days to get results for a total timeframe of at least a week. Your home kit will come with a prepaid return label. If you have any questions about the testing process, you may contact a BeyondMed Provider.




Treatment


Beyond|Med providers prescribe Truvada or Descovy for PrEP Protocol. While you are on PrEP, you will be tested every 3 months and as needed for kidney and liver function, HIV, and STDs. If you test positive for an STD, details about your specific treatment plan will be discussed with a BeyondMed provider. While our practice does not specialize in the treatment of HIV, we will work with you to find resources for follow-up and treatment, and to get you paired with a specialist in your area.




Follow-Up


We follow-up with you to ensure you stay up to date on all required lab tests as well as be available for your sexual health related questions/concerns. For patients new to PrEP, you will have a 1 month follow-up to ensure you are tolerating the medication therapy. For patients that have been established on PrEP, you will have a follow-up appointment every 3 months.




Testing


STD testing involves obtaining a urine sample, blood sample, and/or genital/oral/rectal swab. Most STD testing can be done via a discreet home kit, while some lab tests (such as HIV and Hepatitis) require you to physically visit a lab. Depending on your symptoms and what you are going to be tested for, you will either be sent to a walk-in lab or have a discreet testing kit sent to your home. The price of our home kits has shipping and handling built in, so you won't have to pay an extra fee for returning the kit to the lab.





More than 20,000 people across the U.S. are now on PrEP

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For A Peace of 

Mind

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Scripts

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Frequently Asked Questions

Timeline


Labs will be ordered during or after your telehealth visit with a BeyondMed Provider. Once your sample has been received, most results will take 24-48 hours to be reported. If you have requested a home kit, the home kit will be delivered within 2-3 days of your request and it will take an additional 2-3 days to get results for a total timeframe of at least a week. Your home kit will come with a prepaid return label. If you have any questions about the testing process, you may contact a BeyondMed Provider.




Treatment


Beyond|Med providers prescribe Truvada or Descovy for PrEP Protocol. While you are on PrEP, you will be tested every 3 months and as needed for kidney and liver function, HIV, and STDs. If you test positive for an STD, details about your specific treatment plan will be discussed with a BeyondMed provider. While our practice does not specialize in the treatment of HIV, we will work with you to find resources for follow-up and treatment, and to get you paired with a specialist in your area.




Follow-Up


We follow-up with you to ensure you stay up to date on all required lab tests as well as be available for your sexual health related questions/concerns. For patients new to PrEP, you will have a 1 month follow-up to ensure you are tolerating the medication therapy. For patients that have been established on PrEP, you will have a follow-up appointment every 3 months.




Testing


STD testing involves obtaining a urine sample, blood sample, and/or genital/oral/rectal swab. Most STD testing can be done via a discreet home kit, while some lab tests (such as HIV and Hepatitis) require you to physically visit a lab. Depending on your symptoms and what you are going to be tested for, you will either be sent to a walk-in lab or have a discreet testing kit sent to your home. The price of our home kits has shipping and handling built in, so you won't have to pay an extra fee for returning the kit to the lab.





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