Health Compass

NY STATE OF HEALTH

What Does it Mean for You?

NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, is where New Yorkers can shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage.  You have a choice of health plans and help finding the plan that is right for you.  It’s the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage.Health insurance offered in the Marketplace includes a comprehensive set of benefits. To learn more, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call         1-855-355-5777.

Monday, 25 July 2016 19:27

HIV Prevention Just Got Easier

The pill contains two medicines that are also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from taking hold in your body.

PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months. For more information go to https://vimeo.com/79717700 or http://www.prepforsex.org/