The Music City PrEP Clinic has partnered with Metro Health.

We are prepared to guide our patients through the monkeypox crisis.
MONKEYPOX IS HERE

Monkeypox has arrived in Nashville/Davidson County. The virus is spread through close contact with others. Sex, kissing, breathing in close range, and even sharing bedding or towels are examples of how monkeypox is transmitted. Symptoms may feel like the flu (fever, headache, muscle, and backache), followed by a rash with pimple-like sores on your face, hands, feet, and body. At times, these sores can cause excruciating pain. The typical duration of the virus is two to four weeks.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Be aware and look for signs of the virus in those around you. Be careful, and don’t be afraid to ask questions before you have any kind of skin contact with anyone. Exchange contact info with those you have sex with and agree to contact each other if any one of you develops symptoms.

Music City PrEP Clinic has partnered with Metro Health to respond to this potential large-scale health threat.

WE CAN SCHEDULE VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS FOR OUR PATIENTS

Music City PrEP Clinic is assisting our patients by scheduling Metro Health vaccination appointments on their behalf. Currently, Metro Health is allowing us to book vaccination appointments for our patients who fall into any of the following categories:

  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who has been infected with monkeypox
  • Those who have a sexual partner who has been diagnosed with monkeypox in the past 14 days
  • Those who have had multiple sex partners in the past 14 days

Our patients who meet any of these criteria can call us to make a vaccination appointment.

Music City PrEP Clinic
(615) 469-1065

Members of the public desiring a vaccination appointment are encouraged to contact Metro Health directly.

Metro Health
(615) 340-5632

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, WE CAN HELP

We now offer access to testing for our patients who are exhibiting symptoms of monkeypox. For those who test positive for the virus, we can also access care for them while they are ill, (typically two to four weeks), including pain management, if necessary.

OUR PATIENTS WILL NOT FACE THE VIRUS ALONE

The threat of monkeypox is scary. We are here to help our patients get through this crisis. By partnering with Metro Health, we are able to provide accurate, up-to-date information and reduce hassles and unnecessary wait times whenever possible. We will help our patients who test positive for monkeypox choose the best care options provided by their health insurance coverages. For patients who don’t have health insurance, we have financial aid opportunities we can pursue for them. The Music City PrEP Clinic is rising to meet the challenges of monkeypox, so our patients don’t have to face them alone.

Music City PrEP Clinic Patients Only
(615) 469-1065
info@musiccityprep.org

For the purposes of our monkeypox response, a patient is someone who is actively receiving PrEP or HIV care from us. Patients who have received STI testing and treatment from us within the past 6 months prior to 8/4/22 may also contact us for assistance with scheduling a Metro Health vaccine appointment. Non-Patients, please contact Metro Health directly at (615) 340-5616.

For the purposes of our monkeypox response, a patient is someone who is actively receiving PrEP or HIV care from us. Patients who have received STI testing and treatment from us within the past 6 months prior to 8/4/22 may also contact us for assistance with scheduling a Metro Health vaccine appointment. Non-Patients, please contact Metro Health directly at (615) 340-5632.

A MONKEYPOX STORY

To raise awareness about this threat, some people are sharing their monkeypox experiences on the internet. Here is Matt’s story.