We’re proud to be partnering with Trillium Health to offer PrEP* on campus via telemedicine beginning on February 5, 2020.
*When taken every day as prescribed, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV up to 99% in HIVE-negative individuals.
*Schedule your appointment through https://www.protectwithprep.com/ or by calling 585.454.PrEP (7737)
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a once-daily medication that prevents HIV.
When taken every day as prescribed, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV up to 99% in HIV-negative individuals. You can lower your risk even more if you combine PrEP with condoms and other safe-sex prevention methods.
Who Should Be on PrEP?
PrEP is an option for anyone who is HIV negative. This includes people of all genders. PrEP may be especially right for those who:
- Have multiple or anonymous sexual partners
- Do not use condoms, or use condoms irregularly
- Are male and have male sex partners
- Are transgender or of trans-experience
- Use injection drugs or mood-altering drugs such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, or ecstasy
- Have a partner living with HIV
- Have a partner whose HIV status is unknown
Is PrEP Affordable?
- With or without insurance, there are options for accessing PrEP right away
- PrEP is covered by most insurance plans
- We work hard to make sure that you have to pay little-to-nothing for PrEP
- Our PrEP Navigator can help answer questions and provide the assistance that’s right for you
How Can I Access PrEP at Geneseo?
Call 585.454.PrEP (7737) or visit https://www.protectwithprep.com/ and schedule an appointment. A PrEP Navigator will meet with you on the second floor of the Lauderdale Student Health Center to guide you through the process. At the appointment, you will be assisted with insurance navigation and confidential on-site testing. You will also be connected with a medical provider at Trillium Health via telemedicine. If you are approved for PrEP, the medication can be delivered to the Lauderdale Student Health Center for pick-up.
What If I Think I Have Already Been Exposed to HIV?
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is an emergency pill for people who may have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours. PEP stops HIV exposure from becoming an HIV infection. PEP should be started as soon as possible. Potential exposures to HIV include condomless sex with a partner who is living with HIV or of unknown HIV status and sharing syringes or needles.
- If exposure happens during business hours, please call 585.454.PrEP (7737)
- PEP is also available 24/7. Call 800.923.9394 after business hours
- Cost will never be an issue - we work hard to make sure that you have to pay little-to-nothing for PEP
For more information, please visit https://www.protectwithprep.com/ or call 585.454.PrEP (7737)