HIV Care & PrEP

PrEP for HIV Prevention

We help HIV-negative people stay that way. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) consists of a drug regimen (Truvada®, also called tenofovir/emtricitabine) shown to be up to 92% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV to non-infected individuals when used correctly. This new treatment is changing the way the world looks at HIV and gives HIV-negative individuals a powerful weapon for protecting their health.

PrEP is so effective, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the treatment for all sexually active HIV-negative gay men. The WHO’s information on PrEP is available here:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/key-populations-to-hiv/en/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends PrEP for men who have sex with men and have a number of sexual partners or do not always use condoms. The CDC further recommends PrEP for all HIV-negative individuals who have sex with an HIV-positive partner (called “discordant partners.”) More CDC information on PrEP is available here:

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/

If you want to learn more or see if PrEP is right for you, call us (206-682-3444) or email us at our designated PrEP address:

HIV Care

Our physician became a doctor and a board certified expert in infectious diseases in order to treat people with HIV and to help prevent its spread. Dr. Dinges provides the highest level of HIV care to our patients, while maintaining research and scientific roles to further advance knowledge related to the disease. Our patients benefit from this knowledge and care in a gay-owned, gay-friendly environment.

We work to keep our patients healthy with undetectable viral loads. If you are looking for a new HIV care physician, please call us.

Primary Care for PrEP & HIV Patients

In addition to providing HIV care, we provide primary care for our PrEP and HIV-infected patients. Our primary care services help maintain treatment continuity and help our patients save time and money. Dr. Dinges is board certified in Internal Medicine and has served as a primary care doctor to PrEP and HIV patients throughout his medical school training and practice.

Other Infectious Disease Care

We provide important infectious disease consultations and treatments to patient covering an array of ID issues. These issues range from post-surgical infections to rabies exposures (particularly due to bats). Dr. Dinges also treats people with HPV and HPV-associated health problems, as well as patients with TB and chronic viral hepatitis.