PrEP & nPEP Can Prevent HIV

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Want to reduce your risk of HIV, but don’t know where to start? Meet PrEP, a daily pill with 99% effectiveness when used properly. Think you may have already been exposed due to a high-risk encounter? Learn about nPEP for post-exposure. 

Prevention is important. Did you know that Florida has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the country? Additionally, the national Centers for Disease Control identified Pinellas and Hillsborough counties as two of the most “burdened counties” when it comes to HIV infections. For that reason, Metro Inclusive Health has made it easier than ever to access HIV care, testing and prevention resources.

How to Prevent HIV

PrEP: Prevent HIV, One Day at a Time

PrEP is a Daily Pill, 99% Effective in Preventing HIV​

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a prescription that can prevent transmission of HIV. When taken as prescribed, it is highly effective and can offer peace of mind for anyone who is sexually active or at-risk.

Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3! Visit one of four Tampa Bay locations and walk out with your prescription in about an hour, or complete the whole process via TeleHealth.

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Schedule Your Appointment

Call our scheduling team at (727) 321-3854 to create an appointment at your nearest location or via TeleHealth.

2.
Get Tested!

Get an HIV test on-site or request an at-home kit delivered discreetly in unmarked packaging. We'll be with you for every step.

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Rx Delivery & On-Site Pharmacy

Receive your prescriptions on-site, at your preferred pharmacy, or shipped right to your door!

PrEP FAQs... with My Little PrEPpy

PrEP is covered by most insurances and METRO also has assistance programs which can make a prescription available at little to no cost to you. 

Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, PrEP is for anyone that’s sexually active and could be exposed to HIV, including those in committed relationships. Learn more here.

With Truvada and now Descovy, you now have more options. Talk to our PrEP Navigators for more info. 

Copay It Forward at METRO

Use your normal copay to fill any prescription at a METRO partner pharmacy, and you’re making healthcare services available to more of the community at no extra cost to you.

If you’re concerned about potential recent exposure to HIV, where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected, contact us about nPEP.

HIV treatment and prevention have come a long way. Knowing your status is the first step to both. Find free HIV testing at one of METRO’s 4 Tampa Bay locations.

Test n’PrEP allows you to walk in, get a free HIV test, a prescription for PrEP and future refills by mail, all in about an hour. No appointment necessary!

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Close Calls Require nPEP

When a Broken Heart is the Least of Your Worries...

In close-call situations where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected. Taken within 72 hours of a high-risk experience, nPEP can significantly reduce your chances of contracting HIV. Most insurances cover nPEP and Metro Inclusive Health offers cost assistance programs, which can mean little to no out-of-pocket to you.

What is nPEP?

A short-term treatment, started as soon as possible after high-risk exposure to an infectious agent, such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV), non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) is administered to significantly reduce the risk of infection.

METRO accepts most major insurances and offers sliding fee scale self-pay options, based on income.

Contact a PrEP Navigator by filling out this form, or or by calling 727-321-3854.