Prevent HIV

When

Monday, Tuesday, and every other Saturday

Where

University of Utah Health
50 North Medical Drive, Clinic E10
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Redwood Health Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

There is no vaccine for HIV, but you can prevent it. You can lower your chances of getting HIV by taking a medicine for pre-exposure prophylaxis (called PrEP) if:

  • your sex partner is HIV-positive,
  • you have more than one sexual partner, or
  • you share injection drug equipment with others.

Free PrEP

University of Utah Health offers pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for free if you do not have health insurance and have a high chance of getting HIV. We do this through in partnership with the Utah Department of Health and the Utah AIDS Foundation.

We offer free virtual and in-person PrEP appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and every other Saturday.

If your insurance is accepted by University of Utah Health, we also provide PrEP. Please call us at 801-585-2031.

Our goal is to reduce the number of new cases of HIV in Utah by increasing access to PrEP for primarily uninsured or underinsured Utahns.

Make an Appointment

Call 801-585-2512 Monday–Friday to request an appointment or schedule an appointment.

How Does PrEP Work?

PrEP (also known as Truvada or Descovy) is a pill you take every day that helps you prevent getting HIV. You must also, however, also use other harm reduction and safe-sex practices. When the medication builds up inside your bloodstream, it can stop HIV from spreading inside your body.

The key is that you must take the medication every day in order for it to work. 

All Free PrEP Services

 University of Utah Health’s PrEP clinics provide FREE PrEP services, including the following:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • PrEP case manager navigation
  • Medical management
  • Lab services
  • Medication for people who have a higher chance of contracting HIV
  • HIV risk reduction education (classes that teach you how to lower your chances of getting HIV)

All services are FREE for patients who don't have health insurance.

Community Support & Volunteer Opportunities

This clinic is staffed by University of Utah Health faculty, staff, and trainees. We receive support by collaboration with:

This free clinic receives ongoing support from community donors. If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact Brian Davis at 801-587-7903.