PrEP is about HIV Prevention
What is PrEP?
PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a medication that when taken consistently is effective at preventing you from contracting HIV through sexual contact, if you are exposed. It’s one of many HIV prevention tools. PrEP does not prevent or treat STIs or any other medical condition.
How does PrEP work?
Studies have shown that the risk of contracting HIV was 99% lower for those who took PrEP than those who didn’t. When you take PrEP as prescribed, it provides significant protection against HIV. Such protection is much more effective when you use condoms and other preventative methods. PrEP does not prevent you from contracting other STIs.
How can I begin taking PrEP?
The first step to starting PrEP is talking with your medical provider. Your medical provider will discuss your sexual history, administer an HIV test, and then monitor your kidney functions in order to determine if you are a candidate for PrEP.
How can I afford PrEP?
PrEP is covered by most insurance plans. However, regardless of whether or not you have insurance or your ability to pay, we can provide you with temporary assistance to get started. We have partnered with Pride Life to assistance you in getting insurance. If you have questions about eligibility call (844) 524-6771.