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PrEP in Houston

Speak with an AFH PrEP Specialist between 9 am and 5 pm at 832-874-5380 or leave a message after hours, and we’ll return your call.

Getting started with PrEP is something that you should discuss with a medical provider. In Houston, there are several clinics that provide PrEP to eligible patients. These providers may also be able to help you find financial assistance related to taking PrEP.

AIDS Foundation Houston
6260 Westpark Dr., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77057
832-874-5380
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Closed
www.aidshelp.org

Avenue 360 Health & Wellness
2150 West 18th Street
Houston, TX, 77008
713-426-0027
Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Closed
www.avenue360.org

Bee Busy Wellness Center
8785 West Bellfort Street
Houston, TX 77031
Call 713-771-2292
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday - Closed
www.mybbwc.org
 
Dr. Gary Brewton, MD, FACP
1213 Hermann Dr.
Suite 845
Houston, TX 77004
713-529-9224
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
www.garybrewton.com

Carroll Clinic
4101 Greenbriar Dr
Suite 208
Houston, TX 77098
713-520-6360
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM -5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
www.carrollclinic.com

Carroll Clinic
4900 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77004
713-526-9821
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
www.carrollclinic.com

Central Care Community Health Center
Central Care Community Health Center has various locations including clinics in Sunnyside, Third Ward, & Acres Homes. To find a location nearest you, visit
www.centralcarechc.org

Gordon Crofoot, MD
3701 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
713-526-0005
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Closed
crofootmd.com

Harris Health System
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX 77030
713-873-4132
www.harrishealth.org

Harris Health System
1100 West 34th St.
Houston, TX 77018
713-867-7636
www.harrishealth.org

    Legacy Community Health

Legacy Community Health has several locations, including Montrose, Baytown, and South Park. These locations have varying hours. To find a location nearest to you, visit
www.Legacycommunityhealth.org

Planned Parenthood
Seven locations in the Houston area. See complete listings below.
www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-gulf-coast/who-we-are/ppgc-texas

Planned Parenthood - Harris County

Spring
4747 Louetta Road
Spring, TX 77388
713.514.1102

Northville
9919 North Freeway, Suite 107
Houston, TX 77037
713.514.1106

Northwest
13169 Northwest Freeway, Ste 115
Houston, TX, 77040
713.514.1107

Prevention Park
4600 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 100
Houston, TX 77023
713.522.3976

Southwest
5800 Bellaire Blvd. Bldg. 1B, STE. 120
Houston, TX 77081
713.541.5372

Planned Parenthood - Fort Bend County

Stafford Health Center
12614 Southwest Freeway, Suite A
Stafford, TX 77477
713.514.1100

Planned Parenthood - Galveston County

Dickinson Health Center
3315 Gulf Freeway
Dickinson, TX 77539
713.514.1105

The Schrader Clinic
4101 Greenbriar Dr
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77098
713-526-7736
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM

St. Hope Foundation
St .Hope Foundation has several locations, including Bellaire, Conroe, and Greenspoint. These locations have varying hours. To find a location nearest to you, visit
www.offeringhope.org/locations

Thomas Street Health Center
For appointment or for HIV testing information, please call 713-873-4000. To receive medical services at Thomas Street Health Center, you must be diagnosed as HIV positive. Parking at the health center is free.
713-873-4000
2015 Thomas Street
Houston, TX, 77009
Health Center and Pharmacy Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 AM -5 PM
HarrisHealth.org


Financial Support


How much will PrEP cost you? Find out at PrEPcost.org.

In addition to PrEP financial assistance that may be available through local clinics, there are other resources that can help, even if you are uninsured.

Gilead Medication Assistance Program (for people who are not insured)

Gilead’s Copay Assistance Program (for people who are insured)

The Patient Access Network Foundation (for people who are insured)


Find Out More


If you’re eager to learn more about PrEP, there is a lot of information available on the internet – some trustworthy, some not. These are a few of the resources that we trust to provide good information:

AIDS.gov

AIDSinfoNet

AVAC

Avert

CDC

My PrEP Experience

PrEP Facts

PrEP Watch

PrEParing for HIV

Project Inform

What is PrEP?


The Science Behind PrEP


Before any course or treatment for a disease is recommended, it goes through a phase of clinical trials to test its effectiveness. The clinical trials for PrEP were conducted on high-risk populations. All participants in these trials received pills containing either PrEP or a placebo (a pill without any medicine in it), along with intensive counseling on safe-sex behavior, regular testing for STDs, and a regular supply of condoms.

We know that you may be interested in reading some of the research on the effectiveness of PrEP. Below are links to the abstracts and full publications (where available) from various trials.
 
iPrex study on PrEP and MSM
: Among gay and bisexual men, those who were given PrEP were 44% less likely overall to get HIV than those who were given a placebo. Among the men with detectable levels of medicine in their blood (meaning they had taken the pill consistently), PrEP reduced the risk of infection by as much as 92%, NEJM 2010; 363:2587-2599

TDF2 Study on PrEP: Among heterosexually active men and women, PrEP reduced the risk of getting HIV by 62%. Participants who became infected had far less drug in their blood, compared with matched participants who remained uninfected. [FEM-PrEP], NEJM2012; 367:411-22

Partners PrEP Study: Among men and women in HIV discordant couples, those who received PrEP were 75% less likely to become infected than those on placebo. Among those with detectable levels of medicine in their blood, PrEP reduced the risk of HIV infection by up to 90%. [Partners PrEP], NEJM 2012; 367:399-410

Bangkok Tenofovir Study: Among injection drug users, a once-daily tablet containing tenofovir (one of the two drugs prescribed) reduced the risk of getting HIV by 49%. For participants who had detectable Tenofovir in their blood, PrEP reduced the risk of infection by 74%. Lancet 2013 June 15; 381:2083-90