Truvada for PrEP® Can Help Reduce Your Risk of HIV-1
Affinity Urgent Care is pleased to offer Truvada for PrEP® (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to patients at our centers in La Marque, Alvin, and Galveston, Texas. Led by experienced physicians and clinicians, our practice offers comprehensive same-day health care to patients with a wide array of medical needs. If you are interested in receiving a prescription for Truvada, consider visiting Affinity Urgent Care.
What is Truvada?
Truvada is a first-of-its-kind pill that can help reduce the risk of acquiring HIV-1 through sex when taken daily and combined with safe sex practices. Here are a few key facts about Truvada:
- You must be HIV-negative and weigh at least 77 pounds to take Truvada.
- Truvada does not prevent other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) nor does it prevent pregnancy.
- You should continue testing for HIV at least once every three months while taking Truvada.
- It’s important to use latex or polyurethane condoms and know the HIV status of your partners to further reduce your risk. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, tell us right away.
The most common side effects of Truvada include weight loss, headache, and stomach pain. Less commonly, serious side effects like kidney problems, lactic acidosis, and worsening of hepatitis B may occur.
Why Choose Us for Truvada?
You may feel skeptical about visiting an urgent care clinic for Truvada, but Affinity Urgent Care is far from the average “doc-in-a-box.” Our centers are highly rated among patients, as well as clean, modern, and fully equipped with clinical lab testing capabilities. We can discreetly test for STDs onsite and provide professional advice regarding safe sex practices and ways to reduce your risk of disease. Furthermore, our multidisciplinary team of experienced medical practitioners prioritizes compassionate and individualized care to provide a positive experience for our patients. When you visit Affinity Urgent Care, you’ll never feel like just a number.
We encourage you to visit Affinity Urgent Care in La Marque, Alvin, or Galveston, to learn if Truvada is right for you. Our urgent care centers have extended hours every day and do not require appointments, although you can check-in online to streamline your visit with us. We are in-network with all major health insurance providers and offer discounts to self-pay patients.