What is PrEP?

 

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is the daily administration of antiretroviral medication to prevent the spread of HIV. Right now, Truvada by Gilead is the only medication approved for PrEP. When you are adherent, PrEP has shown to be 92-99% effective at preventing the contraction of HIV.

There are trained professionals at Prism Health North Texas to help you decide if PrEP could be a good option for you. You may also discuss the option with your primary care physician.

Find Out if PrEP is Right For Me

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Oak Lawn Center

Experience healthcare designed with you in mind. Your appointment is meant to fit into your day not disrupt your day.

Free wifi allows you to keep making progress on your projects. Easy access from Lemmon Avenue and free parking means you can come and go with ease.

Coming for your visit will feel like a positive and easy investment in yourself.

 

 

Affordable STI Testing & Treatment

A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that can be transmitted through sexual encounters. Common STIs are HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. However, there are other STIs as well.

Getting tested regularly and receiving treatment for any STIs contracted are corner stones of a comprehensive sexual wellness plan. For sexually active people it is recommended to test every 3 - 6 months. Many insurances cover STI tests and treatment. If your insurance doesn't cover it or you don't have insurance, there is a sliding fee scale available.

STI Treatment at Oak Lawn Center

At the PHNTX Oak Lawn Center, you can receive comprehensive STI testing and treatment. Treatment is done by a medical provider trained specifically in infectious diseases - the right expertise for the job.

What STIs are there?

The most common ones in the DFW Metroplex are HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Hep C, and Chlamydia. If you'd like to learn about additional STIs, the CDC covers them in depth.

 

Can I get an STI without having sex?

Yes.

First, what are you defining as sex? In the medical community, sex is defined as the exchange of bodily fluid which can happen through oral, vaginal, or anal.

Hep C is most commonly transferred through shared needles, not sex. Syphilis can be transmitted (rarely) during post-coital cuddling under specific circumstances.

Will PrEP Prevent STIs?

PrEP only prevents HIV. PrEP will not prevent other STIs. For more protection from sexually transmitted infections use a condoms and/or lube. Condoms are proven to be over 98% effective, when used correctly.

Questions about STI Testing?

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Dallas, TX 75246

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