PrEP Without Daily Pills? Learn about Once-a-Month Injectable PrEP to Prevent HIV
If you’re looking for a reliable and convenient way to protect yourself against HIV, consider Apretude, the injectable form of PrEP. Here at METRO, we offer Apretude as an option for our patients who want a convenient way to prevent HIV transmission.
Apretude is a once-a-month injection that contains two drugs, cabotegravir and rilpivirine. These drugs work together to prevent the virus from replicating in your body, thereby reducing your risk of HIV infection.
One of the benefits of Apretude is that it’s a great alternative for those who struggle with the daily pill regimen. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Apretude was found to be as effective as the daily pill regimen in preventing HIV transmission.
In addition, Apretude has some unique advantages over the daily pill regimen. Since it’s administered only once a month, you won’t have to worry about remembering to take a pill every day. This can be especially helpful if you have a busy schedule or travel frequently. Plus, Apretude doesn’t require refrigeration, making it easier to store and transport. With Apretude, you can take control of your health and reduce your risk of HIV transmission.
All injections are conducted onsite by a medical professional.
As a convenience, Metro Inclusive Health collects all labs required to start PrEP in-house and even has onsite pharmacies to collect your prescription before leaving or to arrange for convenient delivery to your door. Plus, just by using your normal insurance copay with a METRO partner pharmacy, you’re helping to provide quality healthcare to uninsured members of our community via our Copay it Forward program.
METRO accepts most major insurances and offers self-pay options for our patients. If you’re interested in learning more about Apretude or want to schedule an appointment, contact us today 📞 727-321-3854 .