PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) has shown to be an effective HIV prevention strategy for people who are at risk for HIV infection.   In 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the first anti-HIV medicine for PrEP, Truvada.   Truvada may be prescribed as PrEP by any doctor.   If you do not have a primary physician or would prefer not to discuss PrEP with him or her, the following health care providers accept patients to receive PrEP.  

Your choice of providers may be restricted based on your insurance/non-insurance coverage.   For those without insurance, the maker of Truvada, Gilead Sciences, has a patient assistance program to help in obtaining the medicine.  

Please feel free to contact the providers at the contact information below with questions you may have.

The following locations prescribe PrEP:

Care Alliance Health Center, 1530 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland.
Contact Elaine Henderson at 216-781-6724, ext 261
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland.
Please contact appointment center line at 216-444-2273.
Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, 12201 Euclid Ave, Cleveland.
Contact Brenda Glass at 216-707-3452 or Marie Torres at 216-707-3430.
University Hospitals Biomedical HIV Prevention Clinic, 2061 Cornell Rd, Cleveland.   Contact Carolyn Williams at 216-844-2649
Veterans Administration Hospital (provided to qualifying veterans), Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, Cleveland.  Contact Jan Briggs, NP-C  at 216-791-3800, ext. 4773, or Dr. Marion Skalweit at ext.4682.
MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland (and the Pride Clinic, 4242 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland) go to 


For more information go to:

What is PrEP? (multiple resource links)

United States Centers for Disease Control:


If you have any questions about PrEP or would like to update information on this page please feel free to contact:

Case Western Reserve University Clinical Trials Unit or 216-844-4444.