PlaySure Network for HIV Prevention

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).

Goals

PlaySure Network members work collaboratively to:

  • Promote patient-specific approaches to sexual health and HIV prevention.
  • Increase access to PrEP and PEP for people (especially those without insurance) who may be exposed to HIV — including gay and bisexual men, transgender people, and people who have a partner living with HIV.
  • Link people who test positive for HIV, or those who are HIV-positive and out of care, to HIV care services so they can get treated and become virally suppressed.

Partners

The PlaySure Network is comprised of NYC-supported HIV testing sites, community-based organizations (CBOs), and clinics that offer PrEP and PEP.

PlaySure Network

NYC-Supported PrEP/PEP Clinics+

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.

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Web Portals

  • New York Knows/PlaySure Directory is an internal online resource directory tool to promote interagency collaboration and facilitate linkages to prevention and care, as well as to social services.
  • Basecamp is an online information-sharing platform for NYC providers who are developing or implementing PrEP programs.
  • PrEP/PEP Providers on the NYC Health Map is an online resource for New Yorkers to locate experienced PrEP and PEP providers in the city.

For questions about accessing the web portals, email PrEPandPEP@health.nyc.gov.

Resources for Network Partners

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.

Resources for Patients

For more information about the PlaySure Network, email PrEPandPEP@health.nyc.gov.