Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It's a daily pill that can help prevent HIV. Visit for a consultation to learn more about PrEP treatments.
PrEP is a way for people who do not have HIV to prevent getting it by taking a daily pill. Along with other prevention methods like condoms, PrEP can offer good protection against HIV if taken every day.
The DOCK offers PrEP Talks – a free one-on-one appointment to talk with a PrEP Navigator about this medication to prevent HIV. This service is open to the public, for anyone who’d like to talk in depth about PrEP, get their questions answered, and get the facts.
PrEP is a medication that must be prescribed by a doctor. Prior to speaking to a medical provider, a PrEP Talk can answer your basic questions and provide the knowledge you need to decide your next step.
Take advantage of this free service by booking an appointment today.
PrEP is for people who don’t have HIV but who are at risk of getting HIV through sex or injection drug use.
Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV negative who have had anal or vaginal sex in the past 6 months and:
- have a sexual partner living with HIV (especially if the partner has an unknown or detectable viral load), or
- have not consistently used a condom, or
- have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the past 6 months.
PrEP is also recommended for people who inject drugs and:
- have an injection partner with HIV, or
- share needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs.
PrEP should also be considered for people who have been prescribed non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and:
- report continued risk behavior, or
- have used multiple courses of PEP.
To confirm if PrEP is right for you, set an appointment with a provider at The DOCK who can prescribe PrEP medication. Your provider will also coordinate repeat HIV tests, prescription refills, and other needed follow-up.
For more information, please visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine at https://aids.nlm.nih.gov/topic/2153/prep-navigation-resources
Sexual Health Clinic - Palm Springs
1695 N. Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
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