HIV Prevention: Testing, PrEP, and PEP
CommUnityCare is committed to supporting local, state, and national initiatives working to end the HIV epidemic through providing comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services.
We know that HIV is still on the rise in the south and that one out of every seven person living with HIV is unaware of his or her status. Testing is the only way to know if you have HIV.
To support awareness, CommUnityCare conducts routine HIV screening as a part of all new patient appointments. Additionally screening is available upon request, you can schedule by calling any of our locations.
Walk-in HIV screening is available at the following locations:
- Southeast Health and Wellness Walk-in
- Sandra Joy Anderson (Monday and Thursdays)
- David Powell (Tuesdays)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, is a once-daily pill that significantly reduces your risk of acquiring HIV.
CommUnityCre PrEP services are available at multiple locations and our teams are ready to assist in enrolling patients in prescription assistance programs, including the federal Ready, Set, PrEP program.
Post-exposure prophylaxis, known as PEP, is a treatment regiment that prevents HIV infection after a known exposure to the virus. Having condom-less sex or sharing a needle with a person known to have HIV, or unknown HIV status. It is important to know that the medications used for PEP must be started within 72 hours after the incident occurred to be effective.