I wanted the extra layer of protection and the clinic was very supportive and cooperative about the process.
Charlotte, North Carolina
I am a semi-retired 60 + gay male and part time CMT and CYT 200 Yoga Teacher and a first time PrEP Truvada user.
I am in a committed long term marriage to my husband of 17 years. He recently converted to HIV+ and after long and careful counseling with our agency here in the greater Charlotte area (actually Rock Hill, SC ) Catawba Care I became only their second patient to go on Truvada.
My husband takes Atripla every day and is undetectable but I wanted the extra layer of protection and the clinic was very supportive and cooperative about the process. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield thanks to the ACA and with the Gilead co-pay assistance program my out of pocket costs are approx. $130.00 a month --- well worth the added protection and peace of mind.
It has allowed my husband and I to return to a more secure sex life with the added protection Truvada brings. I have had NO negative health effects after 3 weeks and will continue to be regularly tested by our clinic.
I hope this brief information will help anyone considering going on a PrEP routine.