In 2016, clinical and non-clinical providers in NYC partnered to create the PlaySure Network for HIV prevention. Medical clinics and front-line community partners work together in the network to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to services, such as HIV testing, HIV treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). These services are the pillars of the State’s and City’s plan to End the Epidemic (EtE).
PlaySure Network members work collaboratively to:
The PlaySure Network is comprised of NYC-supported HIV testing sites, community-based organizations (CBOs), and clinics that offer PrEP and PEP.
NYC-Supported Testing Sites
NYC-Supported Testing Sites provide PrEP/PEP education and navigation to clinical sites for PrEP.
NYC-Supported CBOs provide community outreach, education, and navigation to HIV testing and PrEP/PEP services.
NYC-Supported PrEP/PEP Clinics
NYC-Supported PrEP/PEP clinics provide clients with comprehensive PrEP- or PEP-related clinical services.
NYC PEP Hotline
Patients can call the NYC PEP Hotline at (844) 3-PEPNYC (844-373-7692) 24/7 for help getting started on PEP right away. Operators will connect patients with a clinic that has expertise in providing PEP. For after-hour calls, the hotline can help patients get a PEP starter pack through a pharmacy and connect them with a clinic for the remainder of their PEP regimen.
For questions about accessing the web portals, email HIVStatusNeutral@health.nyc.gov.
For PrEP and PEP resources for healthcare professionals in New York City, visit Information for Providers.
For general information and resources, visit the main PrEP and PEP webpage.
For more information about the PlaySure Network, email HIVStatusNeutral@health.nyc.gov.