Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)

PrEP talk

Encourage others to call for PrEP information/testing/prescription.

What is PrEP?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a pill that prevents HIV infection if you are exposed to the virus. It only works if taken every day. PrEP is made up of two anti-HIV medicines. PrEP can decrease your risk of HIV.

FREE PrEP for people who:
  • Test negative for HIV
  • Have insurance that does not cover prescription drugs
  • Live in Dallas County
  • Have a valid photo ID
  • Meet criteria for income
  • Have a valid prescription
Before starting PrEP:
Talk to your provider about the benefits of PrEP and whether PrEP can help you. Your labs will be checked before starting PrEP. You will be tested for: HIV, Hepatitis B, sexually transmitted infections, and kidney function. You can only take PrEP if you are HIV-negative and have normal kidney function. Some patients who take PrEP have upset stomach, decreased appetite, or a mild headache. These are often mild and go away within the first month.

Starting PrEP:
You and your provider will decide when you should start PrEP. Your provider will prescribe PrEP for three months at a time. Men take PrEP for seven days and then they are protected from HIV. Women take PrEP for 20 days before they are protected from HIV. Plan to use condoms before and after starting PrEP. You are still at risk for other sexually transmitted diseases.

Monitoring on PrEP:
You will see your provider every three months while on PrEP. The checkup includes a discussion on side effects. The checkup includes a test for your kidney function. The check up includes follow up tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The repeat tests make sure you do not have a new exposure. Contact your provider right away if you have fevers, throat pain, muscle aches, rash, or swollen glands.

If I take PrEP, can I stop using condoms?
You should always use condoms while on PrEP. PrEP does not keep you from getting other sexually transmitted infections. Talk with your partners on how to stay protected.

Can I start and stop taking PrEP?
At each visit, talk to your provider about your HIV risk and whether to keep taking PrEP. If you decide to stop taking PrEP, please talk to your provider first.

PrEP testing and medicine at Parkland

ACCESS Clinic at the Moody Outpatient Center
5151 Maple Avenue, Suite 2A, Dallas TX 75235

Southeast Dallas Health Center
9202 Elam Road, Dallas TX 75217
Adult: 214-266-1719
Women: 214-266-1870

Bluitt-Flowers Health Center
303 Overton Road, Dallas TX 75216

Testing in the community:

Below are some DFW area agencies that offer HIV/STI services at no cost or on a sliding scale. These agencies also prescribe PrEP medicine.

Abounding Prosperity
2311 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Dallas, TX 75215
214-421-4800 /

The Agape Clinic
Baxter-Crowley Health and Wellness Center
4104 Junius St., Dallas, TX 75082
972-707-7782 /

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX, 75230
972-383-1066 /

AIDS Outreach Center
400 North Beach Street, Suite 100, Fort Worth, Texas 76111
817-335-1994 / /

Callie Clinic – Your Health Clinic
1521 Baker Road, Sherman, TX 75090

CAN Community Health
616 Matlock Centre Circle, Arlington, TX 76015

Children’s Health, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
ARMS Clinic
2350 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
214-456-9099 /

Health Services of North Texas
4304 Mesa Dr., Denton, TX 76207-3426
940-381-1501 / /

Hope Health Center
1705 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite C,
Room #1, Dallas, Texas 75215

469-778-0017 /

John Peter Smith Hospital
1350 S. Main, Suite 1600, Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-702-3701 /

Planned Parenthood
North Dallas Shelburne Health Center
9100 N. Central Expwy., #169, Dallas, TX 75231
214-368-1485 /

Prism Health
South Dallas Health Center
4922 Spring Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210
214-421-7848 /

Resource Center Dallas
2701 Reagan Street, Dallas TX 75219
214-528-0144 /

UT Southwestern Prevention Project
8150 Brookriver, South Tower, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75247
469-291-2899 /

Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System
4500 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas, TX 75216-7167
214-742-8387 /