Each January, people around the world set New Year's resolutions to improve their lives and well-being. At , we believe that protecting your sexual health should be at the top of everyone's list, and we want to help you make it a reality.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily medication that can significantly reduce a person's risk of HIV infection. Powered by the , PrEP2Me is an online service designed to make PrEP easily available for everyone who needs it.
There's no better time to start incorporating PrEP into your routine. Here are five reasons why starting PrEP should be your 2024 resolution:
1. PrEP is Proactive
When it comes to HIV prevention, being proactive is key. With PrEP, you can take daily action to protect yourself against HIV and prevent infection before it happens. This medication works by keeping the virus from establishing a permanent infection in your body, so you can take control of your sexual health and reduce your risk.
Unlike condoms, which require you to always have one on hand and can sometimes fail, PrEP offers a more reliable option that puts you in the driver's seat. However, it's important to understand that PrEP does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections, so practicing safe sex and getting tested regularly is still crucial.
2. PrEP is Effective
That said, 'as prescribed' is the key phrase there. PrEP won't work as effectively if it's not taken consistently, so making it part of your daily routine is crucial. Set a goal to take your PrEP pill at the same time every day, and consider setting a reminder on your phone to help you remember or tie taking it with another daily habit, like brushing your teeth in the morning.
3. PrEP is For Everyone
One common misconception is that PrEP is only for certain populations, like gay and bisexual men, who are among the highest-risk groups for HIV infection in the United States. But the truth is, PrEP is for everyone who is at an elevated risk of contracting HIV.PrEP is also recommended for heterosexual individuals who are in a serodiscordant relationship (one partner has HIV and the other doesn't), as well as people who engage in injection drug use. Sharing needles or drug equipment is a high-risk activity for HIV transmission, but by taking PrEP, you can significantly reduce this risk. In fact, oral PrEP reduces the risk by at least 74% when taken as prescribed!
4. PrEP is Accessible
One of the main barriers preventing some people from starting PrEP is access. Some people may not have a regular healthcare provider, may not feel comfortable discussing their sexual health with one, or simply may not know about PrEP and its effectiveness.
That's where PrEP2Me comes in. Our online service makes it easy for anyone in Pennsylvania and Ohio to access PrEP from the comfort of their own home. With a quick telemedicine consultation, you can get a PrEP prescription and have it conveniently delivered to your doorstep. No more scheduling appointments, waiting in crowded waiting rooms, or having uncomfortable discussions with healthcare providers who may not be knowledgeable or willing to prescribe PrEP.
5. PrEP is Affordable
Another common barrier to starting PrEP is cost. While most health insurance plans cover PrEP, some people may not have insurance or may have high deductibles that make the medication unaffordable. But at PrEP2Me, we believe that everyone deserves access to this life-saving medication.
All of our services, from lab tests and virtual visits to prescriptions and their delivery, are offered without any out-of-pocket costs. We believe that cost should never be a barrier to protecting your sexual health, and we are committed to making PrEP accessible and affordable for everyone who needs it.
How to Get PrEP in 2024
Taking PrEP is an empowering step towards safeguarding your sexual health. It's a proactive, effective, inclusive, accessible, and affordable strategy for preventing HIV. By starting with in 2024, you can commit to prioritizing your health and well-being in the new year.
The first step is to fill out our . Then, we'll schedule a telemedicine appointment with you and send an at-home STI testing kit to ensure you're healthy before starting PrEP. During this online visit, our healthcare providers will discuss your medical and sexual health history and answer any questions you may have about PrEP.
After the visit, we'll send your medication directly to your door in discreet packaging. With PrEP2Me, taking control of your sexual health has never been easier. Make it your resolution, and make it happen today!