PrEP & PEP Treatment at AKESO

PrEP and PEP Treatment Services, where our commitment to comprehensive and inclusive healthcare extends to preventive measures against HIV. As a non-profit organization, we prioritize the well-being of our community and offer accessible options for individuals seeking PrEP and PEP treatments.

PrEP Treatment in Miami

At AKESO, we understand the importance of proactive care, and Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a crucial tool in the prevention of HIV. If you believe you are at risk, becoming a part of the AKESO community allows you to explore PrEP treatment options with a caring healthcare provider. Schedule an appointment to discuss whether PrEP is the right choice for you. PrEP treatments are inclusive and available to all genders. Patient assistance programs for PrEP are also available; please inquire with one of our providers for more information about PrEP Treatment.

Understanding PrEP

PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, involves taking two different HIV medications daily to reduce the risk of HIV infection. It is more than 90% effective against HIV infection from sexual intercourse when used precisely as prescribed by your doctor. PrEP can also reduce the risk of HIV transmission through needle sharing by as much as 70%.

Who Should Consider PrEP?

Consider PrEP if you are at high risk, such as being a man who has sex with men, having an HIV-positive partner, sharing needles, having multiple sexual partners, or being a sex worker. PrEP is especially recommended for those in high-risk groups, particularly if condom use is infrequent.

Before Starting PrEP Treatment

Your doctor must confirm your negative HIV status before starting PrEP. Open and honest communication with your doctor is crucial to ensure proper care. PrEP is available in tablet and injectable forms, and regular HIV testing every three months is recommended.

PEP Treatment in Miami:
Post HIV Exposure

Every hour matters when it comes to post-HIV exposure, and AKESO is here to support you with Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment options. If you become an AKESO patient in Miami, your caring doctor will review your options, and in many cases, you can start your PEP treatment plan right away. Schedule an appointment to determine if PEP is the right choice for you. PEP treatments are inclusive and available to all genders, with patient assistance programs accessible. Inquire with our providers for more information.

Understanding PEP

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) involves taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after potential HIV exposure to prevent infection. Starting PEP within 72 hours following possible exposure is crucial; the sooner, the better. PEP is taken once or twice daily for 28 days, offering significant help in preventing HIV when administered correctly, though it is not 100% effective.

When to Consider PEP

Consider PEP if, in the last 72 hours, you had unprotected anal or vaginal sex with a partner whose HIV status is unknown, experienced a condom rip during sex, shared injection equipment, or faced sexual assault.

Empowering Lives, Saving Lives

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are vital components of AKESO’s commitment to preventative healthcare. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we strive to ensure that these services are accessible to as many individuals as possible, aligning with our mission of promoting health and empowering lives.

Where your well-being is our priority

Where your well-being is our priority