Get PrEP from Radish


Jason Sellers, MD

One crucial aspect of our commitment to LGBTQ+ health is offering Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a powerful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We make it simple to get your prescriptions and routine testing all through the Radish app. Read on to find out more!

We are proud to embrace the spirit of Pride Month by offering comprehensive healthcare services tailored to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. Join us as we explore the significance of PrEP in fostering a healthier future for the LGBTQ+ community.

A Brief Overview of PrEP

PrEP, short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a medication regimen that involves taking an antiretroviral drug called Truvada or Descovy on a regular basis to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. It is a groundbreaking advancement in HIV prevention that has proven highly effective. By offering PrEP, we aim to empower LGBTQ+ individuals to take control of their sexual health and reduce the fear and anxiety surrounding HIV transmission.

What Being on PrEP Entails

Being on PrEP involves following a prescribed medication regimen to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. Here’s what it’s like to get started:

  1. Discussion: Before starting PrEP, we have a video telehealth visit to assess your risk factors, discuss sexual health history, and make sure PrEP is a suitable option. We’ll also check some baseline blood work and STI screenings at your local lab.
  2. Prescription: If PrEP is the right way to go, you will be prescribed a medication, typically Truvada or Descovy, containing a combination of drugs that are effective in preventing HIV transmission.
  3. Daily Adherence: PrEP involves taking the prescribed medication every day, ideally at the same time, which is crucial for its effectiveness in preventing HIV. It is important not to skip doses.
  4. Routine Follow-up: While on PrEP, we simply request you check in every few months via chat so that we can order the necessary routine tests and STI screenings and make sure that all is going well with the medication.

Although PrEP provides significant protection against HIV, it is not a substitute for other safer sex practices and does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections or pregnancy. Practicing comprehensive safer sex measures such as barrier contraception and regularly visiting your healthcare provider for screenings and follow-ups are integral components of maintaining sexual health while on PrEP. Open and honest communication about sexual health with your partner(s) is crucial to make informed decisions and mitigate risks.

Empowering Sexual Health and Overall Wellness

Pride Month is not just a celebration of love, equality, and diversity, but also a reminder of the importance of comprehensive healthcare services to address the specific needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. From routine screenings and preventive care to mental health support and HIV prevention, we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where patients can receive holistic care safely, conveniently, and without judgment.

By conveniently offering PrEP through telehealth, we strive to break down barriers and ensure that all our patients have access to the health resources they need. Together, let’s create a world where every individual can thrive and live their lives to the fullest. Feel free to chat with your Radish doctor if you’d like to learn more. Happy Pride Month!

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