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Get PrEP to Prevent HIV

PrEP is a pill you take once daily to help prevent HIV. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York now offers PrEP and can help you determine whether it's right for you.

How does it work? 

When taken every day, PrEP can provide a high level of protection against HIV, and is even more effective when combined with condoms and other prevention options.

Who is PrEP for?

It's available for people with clinically identified risk factors for HIV to help prevent you from contracting HIV. It's an option for you, regardless of your gender or sexuality.

How much does it cost?

PrEP is covered by most insurance programs, but if you do not have insurance, we can direct you to medication assistance programs that may help pay for PrEP.

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PrEP 101

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, which is a daily drug regimen to help prevent HIV. It involves a daily pill called Truvada that can help those at increased risk avoid HIV. Truvada contains two antiretroviral medicines that interfere with HIV’s ability to grow and take hold in the body once one is exposed to the virus. When taken daily, the risk of contracting HIV can be reduced by more than 90 percent.

Think PrEP is right for you?

We can help you get started on PrEP.

CALL 1-800-230-7526

Take This Quiz to See if PrEP May Be Right for You! 

In the last 6 months, did you:

  • Have sex without condoms with a person whose HIV status you didn’t know?     
  • Have a sexually transmitted infection (an “STD”), such as gonorrhea, syphilis, or herpes?
  • Have sex while drunk or high?
  • Have sex for something you needed (such as housing, money, drugs)?  
  • Share needles or injection supplies?


In the last 6 months, have you had a sexual partner who:

  • Refused to use condoms?
  • Made you have sex when you did not want to? 
  • Had sex with anyone besides you?
  • Has ever been in jail or prison?
  • Injected drugs with a needle?
  • Has HIV?
  • Is a man who has sex with other men?


Did you answer YES to any question?

If so, PrEP might be right for you.  To schedule an appointment to talk with a Planned Parenthood provider about PrEP, click the link at the bottom of the page.

Did you answer NO to every question?

If so, your responses do not indicate a need for PrEP at this time. But if you worry about HIV and would like to speak with a Planned Parenthood provider about managing your risk, make an appointment by calling 1-800-230-7526.