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  • PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill for people who do not have HIV and are looking to stay HIV-negative. When taken as prescribed, PrEP reduces the risk of infection by up to 99% from sex and up to 70% for people who inject drugs.

We Provide

  • HIV Testing Before starting PrEP and every 3 months you'll be tested for HIV

  • Lab Work Before starting PrEP and every 6 months, you will be tested for kidney function, hepatisis B, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis

  • Prescription Assistance We will help you access a prescription discount card to offset much or all the cost of PrEP

PrEP FAQ

How do I pay for PrEP?
PrEP is covered by insurance, Medicaid and Medicare, and payment assistance programs are available to assist with co-payments.
Is PrEP for me?
PrEP is for anyone who is HIV negative and concerned about their risk for HIV infection. This can include people who have multiple sex partners, use condoms inconsistently, have sex with someone who is HIV-positive, or share drug needles with others. It is also beneficial for those who frequently get STIs or who exchange sex for money, housing, or other needs.
Do I still need condoms?
PrEP does not replace the need for condom use, since it does not prevent other sexually-transmitted infections or prevent pregnancy.
Are there side effects?
Side effects can include headache, nausea, or weight loss. More serious side effects can include liver or kidney problems, but patients who are on PrEP will be tested every three months for proper liver and kidney function.
How long do I take PrEP?

Take PrEP as long as you are at risk for contracting HIV — for the duration of a relationship or for a lifetime.

Should you decide to stop PrEP, consult the clinic as PrEP should be continued for 30 days after the last potential exposure to HIV. When starting PrEP, it takes 7 to 21 days to reach maximum effectiveness.

How does PrEP work?
PrEP works by preventing HIV from making more copies of itself in the body. You will remain HIV negative if the virus can’t make enough copies of itself in your system.
Huntsville: Wellness Clinic
Make an Appointment

256-382-5696

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon

Location

600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 7 Suite 18
Huntsville, AL 35801

Florence
Make an Appointment

256-764-0492

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 1 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon

Location

112 S. Pine Street
Suite 202
Florence, AL 35630

Albertville
Make an Appointment

256-660-5127

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 1 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon

Location

201 E. McKinney Avenue
Suite A
Albertville, AL 35950

Welcoming New Patients

We provide primary care for patients with or without health insurance.
Bring your insurance cards if you have them plus your last two pay stubs or documentation of income.

Insured? Pay your normal co-pay.
Uninsured? Pay based on a sliding fee scale in relation to your income.
Clinic Locations
Huntsville
600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 3
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-536-4700
Huntsville: Wellness Clinic
600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 7 Suite 18
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-382-5696
Florence
112 S. Pine Street SW
Suite 202
Florence, AL 35630
256-764-0492
Albertville
201 E. McKinney Avenue
Suite A
Albertville, AL 35950
256-660-5127
Our Mission
Thrive Alabama empowers our patients to create a healthy community by providing compassionate, accessible, affordable, comprehensive care.

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Dec 24-25: Christmas

If you have a medical emergency after clinic hours, call 911 immediately or go to nearest emergency room.
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