HIV PrEP

WHAT IS HIV PREP?

PrEP = Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. 

HIV PrEP is an FDA-approved, daily antiretroviral (ART) medication taken by individuals who are HIV-negative to reduce their risk of contracting HIV. It is composed of two HIV medicines, tenofovir and emtricitabine, and is sold under the name, Truvada. When taken daily and consistently, PrEP can reduce the risk of HIV through sexual contact by more than 90%, and by 70% for injection-drug users. 

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WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM TAKING PREP?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a set of guidelines to establish eligibility criteria for HIV PrEP. You may be eligible for PrEP if you are currently HIV-negative and are at high risk for contracting HIV due to existing behavioral, cultural, or social practices. 

High-risk individuals are defined as those who have a higher chance of becoming infected with HIV through sex or injection drug use. These individuals may include those who are in ongoing relationships with HIV-positive individuals or those currently engaging in risky health behaviors. 

YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR PREP IF YOU:

  1. Are in an on-going relationship with an HIV-positive partner
  2. Have multiple sex partners and do not consistently use condoms
  3. Have injected drugs, shared needles, or received treatment within the past 6 months
  4. Are a man who has sex with men and do not use condoms regularly or has had an STI within the past six months
  5. Are considering getting pregnant with an HIV-positive partner

OPH PREP LINKAGE

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) acts as a PrEP linkage coordinator so that residents of Montgomery County can be easily linked to the resources and services that would best promote their health and safety.

If you determine that HIV PrEP may be right for you, give the Montgomery County Office of Public Health a call. A public health professional can assist you with the linkage and enrollment process so that you can seek care from a provider that best suits your health needs. 

Contact Us

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    Health Administrator


    Brenda K. Weis, MSPH, PhD

    Medical Director


    Richard S. Lorraine, MD, FACP

    HEALTH CENTERS


    Main Office


    1430 DeKalb Street
    PO Box 311
    Norristown, PA 19404-0311
    Phone: 610-278-5117
    Fax: 610-278-5167

    E-mail

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm

Local PrEP Providers

Provider Address Phone Website
Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists 825 Old Lancaster Ave
Suite 350
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-8118 www.bmmsa.com
Delaware Valley ID Associates 100 E Lancaster Ave
Suite 556
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-896-0210 www.delawarevalleyid.com
Eastern PA Infectious Disease 649 N Lewis Road
Suite 220
Limerick, PA 19468
610-495-6414 www.epidamed.com
North Willow Grove Family 2701 Blair Mill Road
Suite 20
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-672-7070 www.nwgfm.com
Norristown Regional Health Center 1401 DeKalb St
Norristown, PA 19401
610-278-7787 www.dvch.org
Novus ACS 1565 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610-867-5365 www.novusacs.com
Planned Parenthood - Norristown 1221 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
610-279-6095 www.plannedparenthood.org
Walgreens - Norristown 699 Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19403
855-925-4733 www.walgreens.com
Walgreens - North Wales 710 North Wales Road
North Wales, PA 19454
215-412-8709 www.walgreens.com

How can I finance PrEP?

Many private insurance plans cover the costs of HIV PrEP, but a commercial medication assistance program, known as Gilead, can help provide PrEP for free to low-income individuals who lack insurance.

For more information about Gilead’s financial assistance program, click the link below:

Gilead