Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily medication that protects against HIV infection, is available through NYU Langone’s Virtual Urgent Care and at Family Health Centers at NYU Langone locations. To start PrEP treatment, you can schedule a video visit through our virtual urgent care service at any time, day or night. If you prefer an in-person visit, you can schedule an appointment with one of our providers.
PrEP is recommended for people who do not have HIV but are at high risk of contracting the infection, including those who have sex with people who have HIV, inject drugs for recreational use, or have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection within the last six months. To be most effective, PrEP must be taken every day.
Virtual Urgent Care
Our providers are available around-the-clock to initiate your pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment.Make a Virtual Urgent Care Appointment
NYU Langone providers can help you determine whether PrEP is right for you. During your initial appointment, either virtual or in person, we talk with you about your overall HIV risk, explain how PrEP works, and answer any questions you have. Your doctor then orders laboratory tests, including an HIV test, which you must complete before treatment can begin. Once your doctor receives the test results and you are medically cleared to begin treatment, a prescription for PrEP is sent directly to your pharmacy. The prescription may be for the brand name medication Truvada, or its generic equivalent.
After you start treatment, our patient navigator contacts you to answer any questions, provide referrals to additional health services as requested, and schedule additional appointments. You receive follow-up care every three months, which includes routine HIV testing.
PrEP is available to anyone regardless of immigration status, insurance access, or ability to pay. A Virtual Urgent Care video visit can be scheduled at a time that is most convenient for you. An in-person appointment is available by calling 718-431-2667 or by scheduling directly with one of our providers.
Our doctors are available anytime for Virtual Urgent Care video visits.
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