PrEp and PEP for HIV Prevention
PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV) is a daily medication that decreases someone's chance of acquiring HIV. It works by making it nearly impossible for the virus to take over calls.
PrEP is available to anyone who believes it is right for them. If cost is a barrier, there are several options to help cover it. If you are interested in learning more about PrEP, the Points West staff can help. If you would like more information, talk with a Points West team member or call the clinic at 303-239-7078. The clinic staff can help find an assistance plan to make PrEP affordable for you.
Learn more about PrEP for HIV in this video:
PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV) is a medicine that can help prevent HIV after a possible exposure. PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV. Talk to your healthcare provider about PEP right away (within 72 hours) if you think you've recently been exposed to HIV. The sooner you start PEP, the better. Every hour counts. If you're prescribed PEP, you'll need to take it daily for 28 days.
Learn more about PEP in this video: