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PrEP & PEP

Get PrEP Services

New to PrEP?

Call us for an appointment: 415-437-3450 or 415-581-1600, press option 1.

Make an appointment online [new PrEP clients ONLY]:

Magnet at Strut | Main Office

PrEP services are not available for people with Kaiser, Tricare, or VA benefits. Please contact your member services to enroll in their PrEP programs.

If you are unable to get PrEP through them, call our PrEP team to explore options.

Re-Starting PrEP through Magnet?

If you’ve been part of our PrEP program before, and want to re-start PrEP, call us for an appointment: 415-437-3450 or 415-581-1600, press option 1.

Or, drop-in for services (first come, first serve).

To book a same-day drop-in appointment, grab a ticket from the ticket machine outside the building starting at 9:30 am each day, and come back at 10 am when we open. If you aren’t back at 10 am or if you lose your number, we will give your spot to the next person. Same-day appointments are generally between the hours of 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, but may also happen later in the afternoon. Getting a ticket does not guarantee there will be an appointment available on the same day.

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.

Need a PrEP Follow-Up Visit?

Call to book an appointment 415-437-3450 or 415-581-1600 and press option 1.

Drop-in to Magnet for a PrEP Express visit (10 mins visit). You will self-swab for STIs and a phlebotomist will draw your blood. Magnet is open for drop-in services Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm; Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 6:30 pm.

In Our PrEP Program, and Need a Refill?

Request a refill through your pharmacy. If you don’t have any refills left, contact us at prep@sfaf.org or 415-437-3450.

Questions About Our PrEP Services?

Email prep@sfaf.org or call 415-437-3450.

Exposed to HIV?

If you think you need PEP, call us at 415-581-1600, and select option #3 to be connected to the nursing team.

Our ability to provide PEP depends on staff availability. PEP can also be accessed in most emergency rooms.

PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, can help prevent HIV infection if started within 72 hours of a potential exposure.


More PEP Info

What Will Happen at My First PrEP Appointment?

Here’s what you can expect during your visit.

  • Your appointment may be up to two hours long.
  • One of our nurse practitioners will do a complete medical evaluation, including HIV tests, STI testing and a metabolic panel.
  • One of our benefits navigators will help you take advantage of patient assistance programs, insurance benefits, and other options to help you pay for PrEP.
  • If you’re ready to begin PrEP after meeting with our staff and our medical staff determine that it’s safe for you to take PrEP, you’ll leave your first appointment with a prescription for PrEP in hand.
  • We’ll follow-up with you by phone three days later and then we’ll ask you to return a month later for a follow-up visit. Then, you’ll be scheduled for PrEP follow-up appointments every three months.

More Info about PrEP

PrEP Facts gives information about what is PrEP, who it’s right for, what the different ways to take PrEP are, how much it costs, and more.

PrEP Facts

Our PrEP Team

Janessa Broussard RN, MSN, AGNP-C

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Pronouns: She/her/hers
415-581-1600
jbroussard@sfaf.org
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Pronouns: She/her/hers
415-581-1600 jbroussard@sfaf.org

Janessa Broussard RN, MSN, AGNP-C

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Janessa Broussard, RN, MSN, AGNP-C directs clinical services at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, overseeing the provision of HIV prevention/PrEP, sexual health, HIV and hepatitis C care; services for transgender and non-binary clients; and clinical research. She is passionate about creating models of care that address the needs of communities with unmet needs, including LGBTQ+ individuals, people experiencing homelessness and people who inject drugs. She is proud to oversee multi-site clinical services for these communities at SFAF with a nurse-led team that continues the legacy of nurses being at the forefront of HIV care. In the coming years, Janessa is excited to lead efforts to expand PrEP access to more locations and priority communities, building on the strong PrEP program established by SFAF’s clinical team.

Prior to joining SFAF, Janessa specialized in LGBTQ care and HIV primary care at the UCSF Clinician Consultation Center, as an HIV primary care nurse practitioner at CPMC Davies, and at East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC). She also worked for more than eight years as an RN in the Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Since June 2018, Janessa has served as the president of the Association in Nurses in AIDS Care, Golden Gate Chapter. She received her adult geriatric nurse practitioner primary care (AGNP-C) degree with an HIV focus from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is currently pursuing a nursing PhD in sexual and gender minority research at UCSF, with research that will contribute to the development of comprehensive sexual and gender minority care guidelines, with attention to social justice in health care.

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