renegade.health At-Home PrEP Kit FAQs
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At renegade.health we firmly believe that everyone deserves to have control over their sexual health. That’s why we are delighted to introduce our services to you.
Our services are now available for all adults (aged 18 years and older) residing in eligible states who are eager to take charge of their sexual health. Our primary offering includes a free HIV/STI at-home diagnostic test kit. This convenient kit allows you to discreetly collect your sample from the comfort of your home with a simple return process to our lab for prompt and accurate testing.
Once results are available, qualified individuals are prescribed either Truvada® or Descovy®, in collaboration with trusted pharmacy partners located within your state. We ensure that you receive personalized care while maintaining careful confidentiality throughout the process.
We believe you should always be in control of your health care decisions. That said, you can order a kit via one of our independent healthcare professionals during your telemedicine visit.
Yes, and no. The yes part: To start getting PrEP online through renegade.health, as you do with your current provider, you simply need to complete the test kit so we can ensure you are eligible. The no part: renegade.health works with a pharmacy in your state to send out your prescriptions. We do not fulfill your order, but our partner pharmacy does.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, commonly known as PrEP. It is a groundbreaking method in the fight against HIV infection that can make a significant impact on public health.
At its core, PrEP refers to the use of daily medications such as Truvada® or Descovy® to prevent the transmission of HIV before exposure occurs. The term “prophylaxis” itself signifies the preventive nature of this treatment, aimed at effectively controlling or mitigating the spread of infection or disease.
By embracing PrEP, individuals who are at higher risk of contracting HIV can take proactive steps to protect themselves. Consistently taking these prescribed medications can greatly reduce the chances of acquiring HIV, offering peace of mind and empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their sexual health.
It is crucial for everyone to understand that PrEP is not a substitute for safe sex practices or intended solely for specific demographics; rather, it serves as an additional layer of protection alongside other preventive measures. Making PrEP accessible and raising awareness about its benefits are integral steps in fighting against new HIV infections and promoting sexual health within communities.
According to the CDC, if used correctly, PrEP is effective at lowering your chances of getting HIV from sex by up to 99%. PrEP can also lower your chances of getting HIV from sharing needles by more than 70%.
It’s really important to use PrEP correctly, meaning on time, every time. PrEP doesn’t work as well if you skip pills or miss your shot appointments. If you don’t take it on schedule, there might not be enough medicine in your body to block HIV.
It is important to know taking PrEP does not prevent other sexually transmitted infections.
PrEP is very safe. There have been no serious problems reported from taking PrEP.
PrEP may cause side effects such as loss of appetite, headaches, fever, muscle pain and nausea. These side effects are not dangerous and usually get better with time as your body gets used to PrEP. Most people on PrEP have zero side effects.
Once you’re on PrEP, you’ll need to get tested every 3 months for HIV and to make sure your kidneys are working well. It’s really important to go to these follow-up appointments to make sure you’re kidneys are healthy, and you remain HIV-negative.
It’s very unlikely you’ll get HIV if you’re using PrEP consistently. But if you do happen to get HIV while using PrEP, it’s important for your health to stop using PrEP right away. PrEP is not a treatment for HIV—in fact, taking PrEP when you have HIV can make the virus harder to treat.
At renegade.health, we prioritize your health and safety above all else. Our commitment to delivering exceptional care is upheld by adhering to the same laws, guidelines, and medical standards that any other hospital or physician in the United States must meet. You can rest assured knowing that you are receiving top-quality care from our highly experienced providers who specialize in their respective fields.
We understand that privacy and data security are paramount when it comes to healthcare services. That’s why we have gone above and beyond to ensure that our renegade.health platform meets the highest standards of data security and privacy. You can trust us with your confidential information as we strive to maintain a secure environment for all our patients.
We wanted to take a moment to assure you that your privacy is of utmost importance to us. When you submit any information through our online portal, rest assured that it is in safe hands.
To guarantee the security of your data, we have implemented industry-standard encryption protocols for all transmission of information. This means that your data is protected during the transfer process and kept confidential from any unauthorized access.
Furthermore, we strictly adhere to federal standards under HIPAA when it comes to storing your information. All data that we collect is stored in encrypted form on our servers, ensuring an additional layer of protection against potential threats.
Your trust matters to us, which is why we never share your information without your explicit consent. We respect your privacy and understand how important it is to maintain confidentiality.
We are excited to introduce you to our streamlined process for accessing PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) – a revolutionary development in HIV prevention! Our goal is to make the journey towards a healthier future as easy and convenient as possible.
Getting started is a breeze. Simply complete the quick registration process and answer a few health-related questions. Once completed, we will promptly ship your PrEP test collection kit completely free of charge! The kit includes detailed instructions for self-collection, ensuring that the entire process can be completed comfortably within just 20 minutes.
After you have collected your samples, sending them back to us is effortless. We provide you with prepaid shipping so that returning the kit is both quick and cost-free. Upon receiving your samples, our team will handle them with utmost care and efficiency. Within two business days, your results will be ready and accessible.
It’s worth noting that in order to receive your PrEP prescription, it is essential to schedule and attend a free telemedicine visit with our healthcare provider. This crucial step ensures personalized care and guidance tailored specifically to your needs.
Rest assured that we are here every step of the way, ready to assist you if you need any further information or guidance. Our genuine commitment lies in making this process as worry-free as possible for you.
To ensure seamless continuation of your PrEP prescription, we have set up a simple renewal process. Nearing the end of each 90-day period, we will send you a renegade.health At-Home PrEP Test Collection Kit. In order to continue with PrEP you must submit a collection sample. This assessment helps us understand how you’re progressing with your PrEP journey and allows us to address any questions or concerns you may have. All testing, shipping and lab processing is free.
It’s crucial to remember that PrEP is designed to be taken only when at risk of exposure to HIV. As your sexual habits evolve over time, you may find that the need for PrEP decreases or even stops altogether. This is a personal decision that should always be made in consultation with a healthcare professional, ensuring your health and safety remain the top priority.
A health care professional can assess your individual circumstances and provide guidance tailored to your specific needs. Remember, open communication with a healthcare professional who understands your medical history is key during this decision-making process.
In the event that you decide to discontinue PrEP, it’s important to follow proper protocols. It is generally recommended that daily intake of PrEP continues for at least four weeks after the last possible risk of exposure to HIV. This ensures sufficient protection during any residual potential risks.
It is essential to note that while PrEP offers significant protection against HIV, it requires consistent use over a specific timeframe before it becomes fully effective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking PrEP every day for a minimum of 21 days before any potential exposure to the virus. This duration allows the medication to build up in the bloodstream to reach optimal levels needed to block HIV infection.
The effectiveness of PrEP varies depending on the type of exposure. For rectal tissue, it generally takes about 7 days for PrEP to become fully effective, while for vaginal tissue, it can take up to 20 days. To ensure maximum protection, it is crucial to follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines and take PrEP consistently leading up to any possible risk of HIV exposure.
It’s important to emphasize that taking a pill right before or immediately after potential exposure will not provide sufficient protection against HIV infection. Consistent daily use prior to exposure is key.
PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, has been proven to be incredibly effective in preventing HIV transmission among individuals who are at high risk of contracting the virus. When taken daily as directed, studies have shown that PrEP can be up to 99% effective in reducing the risk of HIV infection.
If you’re curious to learn more about PrEP and the clinical trials and studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have a comprehensive review available for you. This review delves into the data, offering valuable insights that can help you understand the impact of this preventive measure.
To access this information, simply click the link below. It’s important to stay informed and make educated decisions when it comes to your health and wellness.
First and foremost, we want to stress that Renegade.Health is not intended as a replacement for your primary care physician. Our platform is designed to complement the care you receive from healthcare professionals by providing additional insights and tools for managing your health proactively.
Keeping your primary care physician, along with any other physicians involved in your care, informed about the services you receive from Renegade.Health is crucial. This ensures they are fully aware of any relevant information regarding your health and enables them to provide comprehensive care based on a complete understanding of your medical history.
To facilitate effective communication between you and your healthcare providers, we have made it easy for you to access and share test results on our patient portal. You can simply login to your account at any time to retrieve these results and promptly share them with the appropriate healthcare professionals that form part of your medical team.
At Renegade.Health, our aim is always to empower patients like yourself to actively engage in their well-being by offering valuable insights, resources, and support. We encourage open dialogue between patients and healthcare providers so that together we can make informed decisions about maintaining good health.
Simply, yes. Renegade.health has built our platform to allow our physician partners to practice medicine remotely. All of our healthcare professionals are board certified and licensed in your state, in compliance with all U.S. medical laws.
At Renegade.health, we believe in providing you with a safe and confidential experience when it comes to your healthcare needs. We wanted to take a moment to address some important information regarding your privacy.
Rest assured that we prioritize your confidentiality, and we will not disclose any details about your use of Truvada® or Descovy® for PrEP to your parents or anyone else. Your health decisions are yours alone, and we respect and uphold that privacy.
However, it’s important to note that while we maintain strict confidentiality within our platform, insurance companies have their own communication protocols in place. As part of regular health insurance procedures, there is a possibility that certain aspects of your confidential health information may be shared with the policyholder of your health plan. This typically includes details about the services you received and when they occurred.
We understand the sensitive nature of this topic, so please be assured that we will continue to advocate for your privacy whenever possible. If you have any specific concerns or questions about how this applies to your situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.