Iconic WeHo corner will be home to company that offers free PrEP online

Welcome to the gayborhood, MISTR.

MISTR, an app that offers free PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and related services online, is reportedly setting up shop in West Hollywood. The gay owned and operated company is taking up residence at 802 N. San Vicente Blvd., on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd., where Rounderbum once was.

The location, on the Rainbow Crosswalks intersection in the center of Boys Town, is one of WeHo’s most iconic and visible commercial properties. It’s an audacious choice for MISTR, one which signals a major investment in the city and an interest in deepening its ties to the LGBTQI+ community.

MISTR operates in 26 states and provides free PReP via partnerships with various non-profit organizations. To enroll, new patients must take a short questionnaire and complete the required lab work, which tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and kidney function and can be taken at home. After a doctor reviews the patients’ info and results, medications are delivered to the patient in as few as five business days.

Sold under the brand names Truvada and Descovy, PrEP is a once-daily pill for people who are HIV-negative which helps prevent them from contracting the virus should they be exposed to it. Studies have shown that PrEP is 99 percent effective when taken as prescribed.

According to MISTR’s website, a mere 6,700 people in L.A. County are currently on PrEP, roughly 10 percent of the area’s gay population.

Earlier this month, WeHo Congressman Adam Schiff introduced the PrEP Access and Coverage Act of 2021, which if passed will require all private and public insurance plans to cover PrEP and related services with no out-of-pocket costs for patients.

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angry gay pope
7 months ago

This is run by Tristan Schukraft whose bio and gorgeous appearance consciousness make him seem extremely untrustworthy.

WehoFan
WehoFan
7 months ago

Why don’t they put in a cool clothing or furniture store from a young weho designer?

JF1
JF1
7 months ago

Not a business that’s really going to activate that corner.

Irresponsibility
Irresponsibility
7 months ago
Reply to  JF1

This precautionary medication doesn’t even seem to activate those most potentially vulnerable.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
7 months ago
Reply to  JF1

Does that corner need “activating”? Fiesta Cantina and MIckys are right next door.

Sonic Chaos
Sonic Chaos
7 months ago

We need – and WeHoville needs – to verify that 10% statistic, ffs.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
7 months ago

Great news! I hope they thrive in that location.

Irresponsibility
Irresponsibility
7 months ago

10 % of the gay population utilize this.
Irresponsibility to one’s self and others.
Ignorance or malevolence must be bliss.
That says it all.

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