PrEP can Prevent HIV

PrEP is a daily pill that is 99% effective in preventing HIV

3 steps to preventing HIV
1. Get an at home HIV test kit delivered in unmarked packaging.
2. Connect with a local METRO doctor from your smartphone, tablet or computer
3. Get your prescription by mail or no-contact delivery.

*A short, secure and private screening process with a PrEP Navigator is required to receive an at home test. Get started now by Contacting a PrEP Navigator or calling 727-321-3854 ext. 9003 to learn more.

PrEP FAQs

How Much Does PrEP Cost?
PrEP is covered by most insurances and METRO also has assistance programs which can make PrEP available at little to no cost to you. 

Is PrEP for 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.

Why Would You PrEP?
Florida has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the country and the national Centers for Disease Control has identified Pinellas and Hillsborough counties as two of the most “burdened counties” when it comes to HIV infections.

Have You been Refused PrEP?
With Truvada and now Descovy, you now have more options for PrEP. Talk to our PrEP Navigators for more info. 

Copay it Forward with PrEP
Use your normal copay to fill a PrEP or 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. Learn more.

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care at MERO
With its roots in serving the LGBTQ+ community, METRO is proud to provide inclusive community health services for over 25 years, no judgement and stigma free.

What if I’ve Already had Close Call?
If you’re concerned about potential exposure to HIV, where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected, taken within 72 hours of a high-risk experience, learn how nPEP can significantly reduce your exposure to HIV.

HIV & Hep C Testing, Always Free at METRO
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.

What is Test n’ PrEP?
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. There’s no appointment necessary and our PrEP navigators can tell you the best time to stop by. 

Speak to a METRO PrEP Navigator by phone (727) 321-3854 ext. 9003, 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.

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