Ask About PrEP
 
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Find out how PrEP can support you. Ask your healthcare provider about PrEP.

Just one pill per day can help protect you and the people you love from HIV transmission. PrEP is more than 90% effective at reducing the risk of getting HIV when taken as directed. Finding out if PrEP is right for you is as simple as a phone call or doctor’s visit. Ask your healthcare provider how PrEP can support the life you love and care about

 
 
 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is PrEP?

 
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PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily HIV prevention pill for HIV-negative individuals who are concerned about their HIV risk. Truvada is currently the only FDA-approved drug used as PrEP. Several studies have shown that PrEP can reduce the risk of becoming HIV-infected when taken as prescribed.

PrEP is highly effective against HIV but doesn’t protect against other STDs. Combining PrEP with condoms will provide additional protection against HIV and STDs. PrEP is not a vaccine against HIV nor a cure for HIV.

Protect yourself from other diseases by getting vaccinated for Hepatitis A, B and meningitis.

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Your Freedom, Your Choice.
PrEP is here to support you.

 
 
  Edwin-Geovani Espinoza,  Community Frontline Worker

Edwin-Geovani Espinoza,
Community Frontline Worker

PrEP is a personal choice that allows you to take control of your sexual health and wellness. PrEP is intended for people who are HIV negative, and is recommended for those with potential exposure to HIV.

How can I get PrEP?

PrEP is covered by most insurance programs including Medi-Cal.

If you have health insurance (including Medi-Cal), you can:

  1. Talk to your primary care physician about getting a prescription for PrEP

  2. Find a local PrEP-friendly provider below

  3. Call the Citywide PrEP Navigation Line for assistance:
    (415) 634-PrEP (7737) (accessible with or without insurance)

Payment assistance programs are available If you do not have health insurance. This assistance can help cover out-of-pocket costs, regardless of your citizenship status.

 
 
 

Locations and Access:

Find out where you can access more information about PrEP. 

To find other PrEP access points:

 
 

 

SF CLINICS

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

 415-292-3420 x327
730 Polk St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109

 

Cole Street Youth Clinic

 415-985-7737
555 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

 

healthRIGHT360

415-969-6530
1735 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Larkin Street Youth Clinic

415-985-7737
134 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

415-634-7737
240 Shotwell St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Nurx - PrEP online/telemedicine service

 app.nurx.co/prep

 

Planned Parenthood Northern California

415-821-1282
1650 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

 

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

415-437-3450
1035 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

or

SFAF Magnet
470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

 

San Francisco City Clinic

415-487-5537
356 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

San Francisco VA Medical Center

415-221-4810 x23761
4150 Clement Street
Mail Code 111-W
San Francisco, CA 94121

 

One Stop PrEP
at Mission Wellness Pharmacy

415-926-6270
2424 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

 

 

Tenderloin Health Services

415-969-6530
330 Ellis St, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

UCSF 360 Wellness Center

415-353-3496
350 Parnassus Ave.  Suite 908
San Francisco, CA 94143

 

Ward 86

415-985-7737
995 Potrero Ave.
Building 80, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110


 

East Bay CLINICS

AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB)

510-663-7979  
1322 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612

 

Asian Health Services

416 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

 

EBAC Prevention Services (East Bay AIDS Center)

510-646-1350 (call/text)
3100 Summit Street, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94609

North Bay REFERRAL Programs

The Spahr Center

415-457-2487 x108  
910 Irwin Street
San Rafael, CA 94901


South Bay REFERRAL Programs

Santa Clara County STD/HIV Prevention & Control Unit

408-792-3750
976 Lenzen Ave, Suite 1800
San Jose, CA 95126

SF REFERRAL Programs

St. James Infirmary

415-854-8405
234 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

UCSF Alliance Health Project

415-476-3902
1930 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

 

Additional PrEP Resources

Everything PrEP

PrEP resources for CIS-Women

Project Inform

PrEP for Transgender community

Free PrEP for Youth

Miranda Nordell, Youth PrEP Coordinator
Call/Text (415) 985-PrEP (7737)

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