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Walgreens Healthcare Clinics able to prescribe PrEP for HIV prevention in 17 additional markets

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Beginning on July 13, providers at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in 17 new markets will be able to prescribe HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the company announced Monday.

Beginning on July 13, providers at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in 17 new markets will be able to prescribe HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the company announced Monday. "In late April, we began prescribing PrEP at our Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations in the Houston area," said Pat Carroll, MD, chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. "Over the past few months, local AIDS organizations across the Houston area have referred patients to our clinics. In addition, our patients in Houston have commended us for giving them an easy option to learn more about PrEP and, if applicable, after a consultation, to get a prescription from one of our providers." After an initial PrEP consultation with a patient, Healthcare Clinic providers will be able to conduct tests for HIV and other STIs, as needed. Upon review of the test results, the providers will conduct a follow-up visit and may prescribe PrEP. The new markets include Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus (Ohio); Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Knoxville; Las Vegas; Louisville; Memphis; Nashville; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Tucson; Washington, DC; and Wichita.

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