Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention tool for HIV-negative people. Individuals at risk for HIV infection can take a pill daily which can reduce the risk of HIV by more than 90%. Both safe and effective, a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine (called Truvada®) was approved for PrEP in 2012 and is now available at Ward 86 with a special focus on men who have sex with men, women at risk for HIV, transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs. The Ward 86 PrEP Clinic offers PrEP navigation and clinical care services as part of a comprehensive sexual health program for anyone interested in PrEP.
Appointments are available by calling 415-206-2453 or individuals interested in PrEP are free to access our drop-in hours at Ward 86 from 10am-5pm daily (closed daily from 12-12:45pm).
The PrEP Clinic at Ward 86 helps people access PrEP through the following services:
- Support to start PrEP with follow-up through an individual’s primary care clinic (or linkage to a primary care clinic if needed)
- PrEP counseling and navigation services
- Help accessing free and low-cost PrEP medications
- Sexual health services including STD screening and condoms
For more information about the Ward 86 PrEP Clinic and for help in accessing PrEP, contact the San Francisco Health Network PrEP Coordinator at 415-206-2453.
We also provide consultation and training for local health care providers and partners. The San Francisco Health Network PrEP Guidelines provide local clinical guidelines and resources for health care providers. For more information, contact Miranda Nordell at firstname.lastname@example.org