HIV PrEP/PEP
HIV PrEP / PEP
 
MISSION
 
Provide Service members and families with health information, education and behavior change programs for the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Illness (STI's), to include HIV and unplanned pregnancies.
 
VISION
 
To promote a cultural norm in which physical and social sexual health are encouraged, supported and expected; and in which all pregnancies are planned, and sexual violence, coercion and STI's to include HIV, are prevented.
 
 
SERVICES
SERVICE
GUIDANCE
STI Prevention & Education 
 
Provided on a walk-in basis.
Hours: Monday - Friday 0800-1300
HIV Prevention Program
Program participation requires referral from Primary Care Manager.
Hours: Monday 0800-1200
 
WHAT IS SEXUAL HEALTH?
 
Sexual health is a state of well-being in relation to sexuality across the life span that involves physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions. Sexual health is an intrinsic element of human health and is based on a positive, equitable, and respectful approach to sexuality, relationships, and reproduction, that is free of coercion, fear, discrimination, stigma, shame, and violence. It includes: the ability to understand the benefits, risks, and responsibilities of sexual behavior; the prevention and care of disease and other adverse outcomes; and the possibility of fulfilling sexual relationships. Sexual health is impacted by socioeconomic and cultural contexts—including policies, practices, and services—that support healthy outcomes for individuals, families, and their communities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STI Prevention and Treatment).
 
 
WHAT IS PrEP?
 
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) refers to medication taken people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. A combination of two HIV medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine), sold under the name Truvada® (pronounced tru vá duh), is approved for daily use as PrEP to help prevent an HIV-negative person from getting HIV from a sexual or injection-drug-using partner who’s positive. Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV if it is used as prescribed. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken consistently.
  • For more information and to download a HIV PrEP Fact Sheet, click HERE
  • Health Care Provider Fact Sheet, click HERE
  • For the CDC HIV PrEP guidelines, click HERE
 
WHAT IS PEP?
 
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) refers to taking antiretroviral medicines after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.
GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM immediately or within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV to start PEP regiment.  If you are prescribed PEP, you will need to take it once or twice daily for 28 days. PEP is effective in preventing HIV when administered correctly, but not 100%. If directed, follow up with PCM or your prescribed provider. 
  • For more information on PEP and Preventing New HIV Infections, HERE
  • For Providers CDC HIV guidelines, click HERE
 
HOURS
Monday-Friday
0800-1300
 

Weekends & Holidays
CLOSED

CONTACT
910-545-6883
Preventive Medicine Email 

LOCATION
BLDG 65
MOLLY PITCHER RD
 
 
 

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