ACR Health announces access to medication that helps prevent spreading HIV

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — ACR Health provided an update Monday morning on New York state’s crusade to end the AIDS epidemic by next year. The medical clinic announced that new access to “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis,” or “PrEP,” a daily pill that can prevent the spreading of HIV by 99 percent.

It’s all part of a new proclamation by the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County declaring PrEP Awareness Week, highlighting the strides made to fight HIV and AIDS and the numbers speak for themselves.

“To have this in the arsenal of HIV prevention now has been phenomenal and to be able to get the cases of HIV from a high of almost 15,000 in 1993 down to 2,400 in 2018 is amazing,” said Wil Murtagh, Executive Director of ACR Health.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about PrEP or schedule an appointment, call (315) 475-2430.

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