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Providing access to Orlando PrEP medications is one way the Harmony Healthcare Orlando team cares for our community. Learn more about who we are and why we do what we do.
When our founders saw the growing need in our community for accessible healthcare options, Harmony Healthcare Orlando was born! We know that sometimes visiting the doctor’s office for a test or treatment can be intimidating, so we envisioned an environment that was welcoming and understanding.
Our mission is to provide our patients with the necessary resources to take charge of their health. One way we do this is with our no-cost Orlando PrEP medications.
What is PrEP?
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a medication taken daily to help prevent HIV from sex or injection drug use. PrEP is highly effective at stopping HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body when used as directed.
PrEP is designed for HIV-negative individuals who are at risk of getting HIV. If you fall into any of these categories, it’s time to talk to your healthcare provider about PrEP:
- Your sex partner has HIV
- You don’t always use condoms
- You’ve been diagnosed with an STI in the last six months
- You’re HIV-negative and share needles or other drug injection equipment
- You have a drug-injecting partner with HIV
How Do You Start Taking PrEP?
If you think you are a good candidate for Orlando PrEP medications, talk to your healthcare provider about a prescription. If you do not have a healthcare provider, come see us! Our team at Harmony Healthcare Orlando would love to meet you and see how we can help you be proactive with your healthcare. We can prescribe PrEP for you and advise you on its proper use.
Before starting PrEP, you’ll need to take an HIV test to ensure you are HIV-negative. Once you’ve started taking PrEP, you’ll need to visit your healthcare provider routinely for follow-up visits, HIV screenings, and medication refills.
When Can You Stop Taking PrEP?
In conjunction with your healthcare provider’s recommendation, there are some situations in which you can stop taking Orlando PrEP medications:
- Your risk of getting HIV becomes low because of changes you’ve made in your daily life
- You aren’t taking your pills regularly
- You’re unable to visit your healthcare provider for check-ups and refills
- You have unwanted side effects from the medication
It’s important that you never stop taking PrEP without the approval of your healthcare provider. If it’s tough for you to make it into our office, we offer a convenient telehealth option accessible through an app on your phone or computer.
We Go Beyond Orlando PrEP Medications
When you visit our teams in our Orlando, Kissimmee, or Tampa offices, you’ll see that we provide a welcoming environment designed to help you take care of all your healthcare needs, including:
- No-cost STI testing
- Hepatitis C treatment
- HIV medical care
- PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) treatment
- And don’t forget the free condoms!
Our mission extends beyond providing medical care to our community. We aim to assist our patients in accessing resources beyond the doctor’s office, including transportation services, food resources, public assistance, employment assistance, and financial aid.
Our Case Management team collaborates with patients to create a plan that prioritizes their needs, overcomes obstacles to receiving care, and connects them with appropriate services.
When you’re ready to take charge of your health, we’re ready to lock arms with you! Contact any of our locations (Orlando, Kissimmee, or Tampa) or stop by and say hello! We look forward to meeting you!