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Celebrating PrEP Aware Week 2021

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 22, 2021  

This year, from October 25 to October 31, 2021 people worldwide will be celebrating the third annual PrEP Aware Week. This is a public health initiative started in 2019 by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute to promote awareness and uptake of PrEP, or HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis.  This year's theme is "My PrEP, My Safety."

What is PrEP?

“PrEP” is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and is a safe, daily pill that is used to prevent HIV. It is a new HIV prevention method for people who are HIV-negative, in order to decrease the risk of becoming infected if they are exposed to the HIV virus. PrEP has been approved by the FDA and is shown to be safe and effective.

PrEP is for anyone and everyone - no matter your sexual orientation or gender. It is especially recommended for those who partake in anal sex, have sex with a person who is positive for HIV, or use recreational drugs.

 

Our PrEP Events

Apicha CHC PrEP Relaunch: #PrEPTalk

  • What: Apicha CHC will be relaunching its PrEP services in honor of PrEP Aware Week! Sign up for an appointment here to learn more.

  • When: Monday, October 25, 2021

  • Where: Apicha CHC - 400 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

#PrEPTalk Virtual Support Group

  • What: Come join the conversation and get all your PrEP questions answered by our staff!

  • When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6pm

  • Where: Zoom

  • RSVP: Email ichang@apicha.org

Sippin' Tea, Boo: Sexual Health and Sexual Empowerment

  • What: Come paint with artist Alitha A. Alford, while sippin’ the tea on sexual health, sexual empowerment and how to empower others. There will be refreshments and giveaways!

  • When: Friday, October 29, 2021 from 6-8pm

  • Where: Apicha CHC - 400 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

  • RSVP: Email tcovington@apicha.org

 

Our PrEP Resources

 

Our PrEP Services

1.  HIV Testing 

We provide completely confidential HIV testing services at Apicha CHC.   To sign up for our HIV Testing services, click here and select HIV/STD testing from the drop down.  

2.  We can get you PrEP

If you become part of Apicha CHC's PrEP Program, you will be assigned a medical provider at Apicha CHC who will assess whether PrEP is right for you and will prescribe you Truvada as PrEP. 

Our PrEP staff can also help you:

  • Enroll in insurance or sign you up for special PrEP cost programs 
  • Set up your appointments
  • Remind you when your pills are running out 
  • You can easily pick up your prescription at Apicha CHC's brand new in-house pharmacy or you can use our free delivery service! 

You can request an appointment to get started on PrEP here.  Be sure to select appointment type as  "Access to PrEP/PEP".

Apicha CHC's PrEP line number: (646) 740-6392.

3.  Become a part of our HIV Clinic 

If you know you're HIV-positive and don't currently have a medical provider or aren't happy with the one you do have,  feel free to become a part of the Apicha CHC family.  

You can request an appointment here.  Be sure to select appointment type as  "Primary Medical Care".


Ready to take action about your health?
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