PrEP & Internal Medicine

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:

prep@seattleidc.com

Other STIs

We help ensure our patients receive the best information for additional ways to help stay free of sexually transmitted infections with safe practices advice. We also provide immunizations against STIs like HPV and hepatitis.

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Dr. Dinges provides internal medicine primary care to all of his ongoing ID patients. If you see us for PrEP, HIV-care, or any other ID service, you can see us for all your primary care needs. We find keeping primary and ID care together helps ensure no treatment gaps exist between disconnected providers. Our patients also save time and money, with fewer doctor visits and fewer co-pays.