Men's Vitality Center, Tucson AZ

At Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, as a men’s health clinic, we believe in the power of prevention. That is why we are pleased to offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. If you are at risk for contracting HIV, we are happy to discuss your own risks, and if you would benefit from PrEP.

What is PrEP?

PrEP is a preventative pill designed for people who are at high risk for contracting HIV. PrEP is a safe daily pill that is more than 90 percent effective, if taken consistently. The medication for PrEP is called Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofivir). It has few side effects, and is tolerated well by most patients. PrEP is covered by most major insurance companies (you may have a deductible, copay, or coinsurance), and the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Gilead, offers a savings plan for patients with high deductible insurance and/or lower income.

Who should take PrEP?

PrEP should be taken by people who are currently HIV-negative, but are at a high risk of contracting the infection. This includes:

  • Anyone who is in a monogamous relationship with an HIV-positive person
  • Gay or bisexual men who have had anal sex without a condom in the last six months
  • Men who have sex with men and women
  • Anyone who regularly has sex without condoms with partners who may or may not have HIV

What should I know before taking PrEP?

PrEP can affect the kidneys, so you will need to undergo simple blood tests to evaluate your kidney function. PrEP does not protect against other sexually-transmitted infections, so you will still need to practice protected sex and undergo routine screening for both HIV and other infections.

We offer PrEP in the context of your health as a person. As your primary men’s health physician, we are happy to offer PrEP in conjunction with all of your healthcare needs.

Why Choose Men's Vitality Center?

You can trust us with your health. See what our patients are saying about us:

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A True Men’s Health Concept

Mens Vitality Center has developed a true Mens Health concept. As an active patient, I can say their primary care has been outstanding, helping me maintain peak performance in a physically demanding job.

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Dan Martinez

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I have More Energy

“I don’t even remember what it’s like to feel like I used to before I started treatment. I have more energy, I have a burning desire to work out and in one year I have gained about 15 pounds of muscle. I’ve lost weight, I look great, I feel great and I honestly feel like I can even smell and see things more clearly. My wife is also VERY happy with all the above.”

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Thomas J Stinson
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