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August 29, 2016 05:00 ET

Men's Vitality Center Tucson Now Offering PrEP Treatments

Men's Vitality Center, a Men's Health Clinic in Tucson, AZ, Is Now Offering Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Individuals Who Are at Risk for Contracting HIV; Men's Vitality Center Offers PrEP Treatments in the Form of a Once-Daily Pill for Individuals Who Are HIV-Negative, but Are at Risk of Infection; Men's Vitality Center Is a Proponent of Preventative Medicine, and Hopes That Offering PrEP Will Help Prevent the Spread of HIV

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - August 29, 2016) - Men's Vitality Center Tucson is now offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatments for HIV-negative individuals who are at high risk for contracting the virus. PrEP uses the same medications that are used to prevent the virus from growing in people who are HIV-positive in the form of a once-daily pill called Truvada. When taken on a daily basis, Truvada may reduce the risk of contracting HIV through sexual contact by up to 90 percent, and through intravenous drug use by up to 70 percent.

PrEP is not for everyone. PrEP is for people who are at very high risk for contracting HIV, such as HIV-negative individuals in an ongoing sexual relationship with an HIV-positive individual. It is also recommended that people who have done the following in the past six months consider PrEP treatments: had anal sex without a condom, had sex with someone of unknown HIV-status without a condom, had sex outside of a monogamous relationship with someone who is HIV-negative, or has injected drugs.

In order for PrEP to be effective, people must take Truvada on a daily basis, and visit their doctors every three months for regular check-ups and testing. The exact amount of time one must take Truvada before it is effective is not known, but studies suggest that maximum protection occurs after 20 days. Clinical trials showed some mild potential side effects, such as nausea and loss of appetite, early on in treatment, which mostly went away within the first month. No long-term side effects of Truvada have been seen. Most insurance companies cover PrEP, but there are other ways to pay for PrEP as well. If the need is high, there are medication assistance programs that may be able to help. More information can be found through the Pima County Health Department.

Individuals who are interested in PrEP treatments should contact Men's Vitality Center Tucson through the website, www.tucson.mensvitalitycenter.com/contact.

About Men's Vitality Center Tucson
Men's Vitality Center Tucson is a men's health clinic in Tucson, AZ focused on providing individualized cared for men of all ages. The clinic provides the best in men's specific health care, from yearly men's physicals to weight loss management to testosterone replacement therapy. Learn more at www.tucson.mensvitalitycenter.com.

Men's Vitality Center Tucson is a men's health clinic in Tucson, AZ focused on providing individualized cared for men of all ages. The clinic provides the best in men's specific health care, from yearly men's physicals to weight loss management to testosterone replacement therapy. Learn more at www.tucson.mensvitalitycenter.com.

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