Wellness Bar makes it easy with walk-in HIV testing

HIV is still on the rise in the south and one out of every 200 Houstonians is living with HIV.

Prevention and treatment can help end the spread of HIV, and it starts with knowing your HIV status. Testing is the only way to know if you have HIV.

Wellness Bar offers FAST and CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing with walk-in options. And no matter what your test results are, Wellness Bar is here to help you protect your health with affordable prevention and treatment options.

 

PrEP for HIV Prevention – Available Same-Day!

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, is a once-daily pill that significantly reduces your risk of acquiring HIV. Wellness Bar offers same-day PrEP appointments to help provide the protection you need in one convenient visit!

Simply walk into  Wellness Bar, no appointment needed. You’ll meet with one of our expert health care providers who can help you decide if PrEP is right for you and quickly get started. The visit will also include lab testing. PrEP is available at low or no cost to most individuals. Our eligibility specialists are available to assess your financial situation and find assistance programs available to you. PrEP can be available the same day or next depending upon the timing of the visit.

Once you’ve started PrEP, you’ll be referred to our Pharmacy PrEP program which makes it easy to continue PrEP by coordinating lab testing, refills and follow-up visits in one convenient appointment with a Pharmacist.

Call (713) 814 3730 to learn more, or click to schedule an appointment.

 

nPEP to Prevent HIV Infection after Potential Exposure

nPEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, is a medical intervention designed to prevent HIV infection after exposure to the virus. Prophylaxis for HIV is only available with a prescription.

PEP is strongly recommended for anyone who has had unprotected receptive vaginal or anal intercourse or who has shared an IV needle with an HIV-infected partner or with a partner whose HIV status is unknown. PEP is rarely recommended for the insertive (“top”) partner or for oral sex. PEP is usually taken twice a day for 28 days, and includes laboratory tests and follow-up visits at 2 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks post-exposure. The use of condoms is recommended until the final follow-up visit (six months post-exposure). PEP is not guaranteed to work and you could put your partner(s) at risk of contracting HIV. PEP is not a substitute for safer sex.

nPEP is recommended if the person has had a possible exposure within the past 72 hours.

For more information on PEP, call (713) 814 3730.