PrEP is for people who don't have HIV, and are at higher risk for getting HIV. You may want to talk with a doctor or nurse about PrEP if you: Don't regularly use condoms.
PrEP is not the right fit for everyone but may be useful for men, women, and trans women who are at risk for HIV infection through sex and injecting drug use and okay with the idea of taking a daily pill to prevent HIV.
at preventing HIV transmission through sex
PrEP, has been shown to be very safe. However, like with any medication there may be minor side effects. Some people get an upset stomach when they first start taking it.
is a daily pill
PrEP is a daily medicine that can reduce your chance of getting HIV. However, you must take to it every day to ensure that you are fully protected. Remember, every day is everything when it comes to PrEP.
At-Home Test Kits For HIV
The STAR Health Center makes this test available for the convenience of anyone 17 years of age or older who wants to learn their HIV status. It is available to you regardless of your sex, sexual orientation/identity, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, heritage, culture, background, health history, or socioeconomic status.
If you would like an at-home test kit for HIV, please fill out the form at the end of this page so that we can send you the FDA-approved OraQuick® oral swab in-home test to you in the mail.
You do not have to pay for this test.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at
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Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
STAR HEALTH CENTER BROOKLYN
STAR Health Center SUNY Downstate
University Hospital of Brooklyn
470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite J
Phone (Appointments): 718.270.3745 or 2396
STAR Health Center – Brookdale
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
9620 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone (Appointments): 347.554.0782 or 718.240.8233