Enjoy sex with one less worry. PrEP can keep you HIV-negative
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If you are HIV-negative and concerned about exposure to HIV, PrEP may be right for you. PrEP is a daily pill that can protect you from HIV as long as you take it every day. Condoms provide additional protection against HIV, most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy.
PrEP protects people who are HIV-negative. You’ll have to take an HIV test before starting PrEP. You may have to take other tests to make sure it’s safe for you to use PrEP.
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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.
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.
"Can I get the vaccine?” Yes, you’re still fine to get the vaccine.
Obviously, if you have other considerations, other comorbidities, severe allergic reaction where you need an EpiPen and you have an anaphylactic reaction—those are the kinds of things that would raise my antenna a little bit and be a little bit more cautious with someone getting the vaccine. But it’s not a hundred percent contraindication to that.
People that are out there who are on PrEP, trying to prevent themselves from getting HIV and wondering if they can take the COVID-19 vaccine, they can.
Can you get the COVID vaccine if you are taking PrEP for HIV?
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
IF YOU ARE SICK, #STAYHOME
Call a healthcare provider if you have symptoms
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
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