What is PrEP?
- PrEP is a once daily medication to prevent transmission of HIV
- When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 99%
- PrEP does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (i.e., Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis etc.)
To learn more about the basics of PrEP before deciding if it’s right for you, watch our PrEP 101 video series!
To discuss accessing PrEP, meet with a Prevention Outreach Provider (POP) during our HIV testing walk in hours. Find the hours on our calendar here.
Paying for PrEP
While most insurances cover PrEP, there are different financial support programs available for uninsured, underinsured, and insured patients. For insured and underinsured patients, the Gilead Advancing Access co-pay card may cover up to $4,800 in co-pays/deductibles per year for TRUVADA for PrEP (click here for details).
Additionally, the Patient Advocate Foundation may assist insured, and underinsured patients (click here for details).
Uninsured patients may qualify for the following programs:
Apart from these programs, we have a robust insurance navigation team that is also available to assist patients apply for Market Place and Medicaid plans. Finally, our goal at Callen-Lorde is to make HIV BioMedical interventions accessible and affordable, if you are not able to see us in person at our sites, we are available over the phone at 212-271-7293.
To access PrEP, or see if PrEP might be right for you, call our PrEP Specialists at (212) 271-7293.