Someone asked us: Can I get on PREP for free ASAP possibly?
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s a daily pill that can help prevent HIV. If you don’t have HIV, taking PrEP every day can lower your chances of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. PrEP is for people who don’t have HIV, and are at higher risk for getting HIV.
You can get PrEP from some health clinics, local health departments, doctors’ offices, or your local Planned Parenthood health center.
Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover PrEP. If you don’t have health insurance, you can still get help paying for PrEP. Gilead, a company that makes PrEP, has a medication assistance program that could make PrEP free for you, depending on your income. Your doctor or nurse will need to submit an application for you to find out if you qualify.
The staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center can also help you apply for health insurance or assistance programs that can make PrEP affordable for you. There are also other organizations that can help you get and pay for PrEP. Check out Greater than AIDS’s tool that can help you find PrEP near you.