In a recent report, Tampa Bay Times, confirmed that there are nearly 50,000 new HIV cases every year throughout the country, Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections . Consider PrEP as a daily vitamin for your sexual health, which can reduce exposure to HIV up to 99%.
Same day PrEP with ”Test n ‘ PrEP ”
Exclusively by METRO, the “Test n ‘ PrEP” program offers testing and PrEP in the same day, with future refills mailed discreetly. To benefit from this program, simply visit Health Center St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater or New Port Richey when it is convenient for you. You must allow approximately 1 hour for your visit.
How Much Does PrEP Cost?
PrEP is covered by most insurances. No insurance? No problem. METRO also has cost-assistance programs which can mean little to no out-pocket cost for PrEP.
Who’s at Risk?
If you’re sexually active, PrEP is for you, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as those in committed HIV+/- relationships. According to recent statistics, gay men ages 20-29 are at high risk of contracting HIV. The CDC cited trends that could lead to 1 in 2 African American and 1 in 4 Hispanic men that sleep with men contracting HIV in their lifetime.
Is PrEP Safe?
The University of California Health Sciences department reported that PrEP was shown to be as safe as taking daily aspirin for heart health.
Tampa Bay’s Home for LGBTQ+ Inclusive Primary Care
With its roots in serving the LGBTQ+ community, METRO is proud to provide inclusive community health services for over 25 years, no judgement and stigma free.
Copay it Forward
When you fill a PrEP or any prescription at a METRO onsite or partner pharmacy with your insurance, you’re making healthcare services available to more of community, at no extra cost to you. Learn more about Metro’s Copay it Forward program.
HIV & Hep C Testing, Always Free at METRO
HIV treatment and prevention have come a long way. Knowing your status is the first step to both. Find free HIV testing at one of METRO’s 4 Tampa Bay locations.
In close call situations where prevention was absent or perhaps didn’t work as expected, taken within 72 hours of a high-risk experience, nPEP can significantly reduce your exposure to HIV.