Healthcare professional Alan S. Cohn is a strategic partnership consultant for Avesis Managed Healthcare. Providing care to communities throughout the US. Alan S. Cohn is the CEO of AbsoluteCARE.
AbsoluteCARE is an Ambulatory ICU Medical Center which provide intensive care to the “sickest of the sick” as well as members with HIV/AIDS.
PrEP is medication prescribed in the form of a pill. It is specifically formulated to reduce a person’s risk of contracting HIV after exposure. It is prescribed for men and women who have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, are in open relationships, are in relationships with partners who are HIV positive, or participate in sex work.
The pill, Truvada, is taken daily for maximum protection. It should be taken for at least seven days straight to achieve optimum protection levels in men. For women, it may take up to three weeks to reach full protection levels. Taken continually, the medication reduces the risk of HIV infection by more than 90 percent.