PrEP can Prevent HIV

Accepted by most insurances, PrEP is a daily pill that can reduce exposure to HIV by up to 99%.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections. Taking PrEP daily, just like a multivitamin, can reduce exposure to HIV by up to 99%, with little or no side effects. Accepted by most insurances and with cost assistance programs available, are you ready for PrEP?

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

With METRO’s exclusive “Test n’ PrEP” program, walk into any one of METRO’s 5 Tampa Bay testing locations, get tested for FREE and then get a PrEP prescription (covered by most insurances) in the same day… No appointment necessary! Find a location near you or speak with a PrEP Navigator to learn more.

As a local healthcare provider, METRO’s medical providers represent over 25 years of experience in serving all segments of our Tampa Bay community, including LGBTQ+. Our PrEP Navigators will walk you through a simple process to determine the best approach for you.

In addition to maintaining your own sexual health, when you fill PrEP or any prescription at a METRO onsite or partner pharmacy, you’re making healthcare services available to more of community, at no extra cost to you. Proceeds from each prescription filled goes towards helping those those without insurance or access to medical care.

In Hillsborough County, HIV infections among those aged 35-39 rose nearly 41%,  60+ rose over 83% and among teens, aged 13-19, nearly 67%.*

Regardless of age, if you’re sexually active, PrEP can prevent HIV and is accepted by most insurances. METRO also has prescription assistance programs for reduced to no out of pocket cost to you. Contact us now to speak with a METRO PrEP Navigator or to schedule an appointment at our Tampa location.

*According to 2013-2017 data from the Florida Department of Health.

In Pinellas County, HIV infections among those aged 35-39 rose nearly 100%, nearly 50% among those aged 50-54 and among teens aged 13-19, 25%. Among men who sleep with men (MSM), HIV infections rose nearly 22%*

Regardless of age, if you’re sexually active, PrEP can prevent HIV and is accepted by most insurances. METRO also has prescription assistance programs for reduced to no out of pocket cost to you.  Contact us now to speak with a METRO PrEP Navigator or to schedule an appointment at our Clearwater or St. Pete offices.

*According to 2013-2017 data from the Florida Department of Health

In Pasco County, HIV infections among those aged 25-34 rose nearly 300% and nearly 500% among those aged 35-39. Among men who sleep with men (MSM), HIV infections rose almost 67%.*

Regardless of age, if you’re sexually active, PrEP can prevent HIV and is accepted by most insurances. METRO also has prescription assistance programs for reduced to no out of pocket cost to you. Contact us now to speak with a METRO PrEP Navigator or to schedule an appointment at our New Port Richey office.

*According to 2013-2017 data from the Florida Department of Health.

According to a new analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if current HIV diagnosis rates persist, about 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime.*

Regardless of age, if you’re sexually active, PrEP can prevent HIV and is accepted by most insurances. METRO also has prescription assistance programs for reduced to no out of pocket cost to you. Contact us now to speak with a METRO PrEP Navigator or to make an appointment at our St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater or New Port Richey offices.

*Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2016/croi-press-release-risk.html

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is for HIV negative individuals who are high-risk for HIV infection. This may include those whom are sexually active or living with partners that are HIV positive. METRO’s PrEP program includes:

  • An HIV risk assessment with a personalized recommendation for reduction to exposure
  • A prescription for PrEP medication
  • Routine physician visits
  • STD screening at each visit or as needed
  • On-site lab draws

Speak to a METRO PrEP Navigator by phone (727) 321-3854 or email at PrEP@metrotampabay.org to learn more or to schedule an appointment in St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater, or New Port Richey. Weekday, some evening, and limited weekend hours available.

For possible high risk situations where you may have already been exposed to HIV, learn about nPEP.

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