Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an in-depth FAQs section about PrEP. These FAQs can be viewed here: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html.

Additional FAQs are below.

  1. What can I expect during my PrEP appointment?

    The doctor will take a blood sample to test you for HIV and healthy liver and kidney function. You will also get tested for other STIs (such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis). The doctor will talk with you about your risk for HIV and counsel you about the efficacy of PrEP and the importance of taking it daily.

  2. Does the PrEP Clinic at Andromeda provide services to someone like me?

    The PrEP Clinic an Andromeda provides services to all persons. Our clinic staff has experience working with LGBT persons, substance users, sex workers, transgender individuals, and immigrants. Our staff is multicultural and fluent in multiple languages, including: English, Spanish, French, and Amharic. We can arrange interpreting services if you speak another language.

  3. Is there a waiting list to schedule an appointment for PrEP?

    No. In most instances, we can schedule an appointment within 3 business days.

  4. Does the PrEP Clinic accept my insurance?

    The PrEP Clinic accepts most insurance plans. Contact us to confirm your insurance coverage.

  5. What other services are available at the PrEP Clinic?

    The PrEP Clinic is housed at the Andromeda Clinic. Available services are not limited to HIV prevention and PrEP. Our providers also offer: substance use treatment, mental health services, primary care, nutrition services, case management, and other health services.