PrEP and PEP Clinic in Atlanta, GA

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What Are PrEP and PEP?

Atlanta Cosmetic Urology is proud to run a PrEP and PEP clinic for those who may be at risk of contracting HIV or who have been exposed to HIV.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a prevention strategy where individuals who are at high risk of getting HIV take medicines daily to significantly reduce their risk. The medication works by preventing the HIV virus from establishing a permanent infection when someone is exposed to the virus, primarily through sex or intravenous drug use. It's highly effective if used as prescribed, but it's not a vaccine and doesn't provide 100% protection. PrEP must be used in conjunction with other HIV prevention methods, like condoms, for optimal protection. Regular follow-ups and testing are also necessary when using PrEP.

Meanwhile, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a short-term treatment initiated immediately after potential exposure to HIV to prevent the virus from establishing infection. The treatment involves taking antiretroviral drugs, typically for a duration of 28 days. PEP is used in emergency situations, such as sexual assault, occupational exposure, or unprotected sex with a person who might be HIV-positive. It should be started within 72 hours after exposure, as its effectiveness diminishes over time. PEP is not a replacement for regular preventive measures, such as the use of condoms or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), but is a crucial strategy for emergency HIV prevention.

What Services Does the PrEP and PEP Clinic Offer?

While we want to prevent HIV infections as much as possible, we also offer compassionate care for those who have already been diagnosed with HIV or need to be tested. In addition to PrEP and PEP services, Dr. Tariq Hakky and his team in Atlanta, GA offer the following services:

  • HIV testing
  • HIV care and treatment
  • Testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Support services
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Under the expert guidance of Dr. Hakky, our Atlanta, GA team offers both PrEP and PEP to significantly reduce your risk of HIV infection. We also proudly provide testing and HIV care. Make an informed choice about your health — learn more about our services and how PrEP and PEP can benefit your lifestyle. Contact Atlanta Cosmetic Urology today. At our PrEP and PEP clinic, your health, well-being, and peace of mind are our top priorities.

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