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I Take PrEP

PrEP is freedom.

I can be with anybody and I don't
have to stress about getting HIV.

I Take PrEP

I'm in control with PrEP.

When I get with somebody
I don't fear HIV.

I Take PrEP

I know I won't get HIV.

I have PrEP to keep me safe.

I Take PrEP

With PrEP I don't worry
about getting HIV.

This pill saves lives.

I Take PrEP

Taking PrEP means I'm
protecting myself and
my sexual partners from HIV.

It's a good feeling.

I Take PrEP

As a Trans woman I look out
for myself and my community

PrEP is the power
to stay HIV negative.

FAQs

What is PrEP?
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a pill that provides up to 99% protection from HIV. The drug names are Truvada or Descovy.
Can anyone take PrEP?
PrEP is for any HIV negative person who thinks they may come in contact with HIV through sex or intravenous drug use. Talk with your health care provider to determine if PrEP is right for you.
Is PrEP safe?
PrEP is a safe and highly effective HIV prevention option. Some people may have minor side effects like headaches or nausea, but they typically go away after a few days or weeks.
I am a trans person taking hormone therapy, is it safe for me to take PrEP?
Studies have shown that transgender people can safely take hormone therapy and PrEP. Everyone’s health is different, so discussing PrEP with your health care provider is recommended.
Will PrEP protect me from other STIs?
No. PrEP only protects you from HIV – not from other STIs (sexually transmitted infections) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis. Using PrEP and condoms together provides protection from HIV and most STIs.
How often do I need to take PrEP?
You take a PrEP pill once a day.
How can I afford PrEP, and where can I get it?
PrEP is covered by Medicaid and most private insurance plans. PrEP care includes medication, medical appointments, and lab tests. See the Resources section for PrEP navigators and other tools that can help you get financial assistance. Since PrEP is by prescription, you will need to speak with your health care provider, or you can find one by clicking here.
Is there a generic version of PrEP?
PrEP is currently known by two brand names: Truvada and Descovy. Soon, a generic version of PrEP will hit the market – with a different name, from a different drug company. However, the generic version will be exactly the same as Truvada.

Resources

PrEP Resources

Visit pop2block.org to connect with PrEP Navigators and local clinics (MetroHealth and University Hospitals) for help getting on PrEP.

There are many physicians across the MetroHealth System that are qualified and familiar with administering PrEP. In fact, they offer three PrEP-specific clinics:

Call their PrEP navigator to make an appointment today: 216-957-PrEP (7737).

PrEP can also be obtained through providers with Metro Health’s Pride Network. Call 216-957-4905 for a Pride appointment.

University Hospitals holds a PrEP clinic at the John T. Carey Special Immunology Unit. Other University Hospital physicians also offer PrEP within their practice.

 

For an appointment or more information call 216-286-7737 (PREP)

A listing of local PrEP providers
Visit The Cleveland AIDS Clinical Trials Unit for more information, a local directory of PrEP providers, and additional resources.
Are you outside of Cuyahoga County? Visit Ohio PrEP for a statewide directory of PrEP providers, more information, and other resources.
MetroHealth Offers Preventive Care Clinic for Patients at High-Risk for HIV.
University Hospitals Offers Preventive Care Clinic for Patients at High-Risk for HIV.
Sexual health website for teens (and others.) Includes a dictionary with slang terms, technical terms, all dealing with sex and sexuality.
Make an appointment (signaturehealthinc.org) with this local area PrEP provider.
Contact Dr. Georgina Aristotelous to access PrEP
602 Leona St.
Elyria, OH 44035
200 W 9th St.
Lorain, OH 44052
3700 Kolbe Rd.
Lorain, Ohio 44053

 

Financial Assistance

Use the NASTAD tool to help you find the right insurance plan for you.
Don’t Have Insurance? Learn about the Prevention Assistance Program Interventions (PAPI) for Ohio residents.
Find a PrEP Navigator in your area.
Financial assistance through government
Financial assistance for those on Medicare

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In your caption, be sure to include the campaign hashtag, #ITakePrEP, so that people can follow online conversations about the campaign! Here are a few secondary hashtags you might also want to use:

#HIVPrevention
#EndHIVStigma
#SexualHealth

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