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PrEP is a daily pill that can that can prevent HIV. 

PrEP is safe, effective and available at ALL Planned Parenthood Mar Monte health centers.

Come see us. Our expert medical staff can determine if PrEP is right for you.

What is PrEP?

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 also known by the brand name Truvada.

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What is PEP?

PEP is short for “post-exposure prophylaxis.” It prescribed as an emergency measure to a person who is HIV-negative who has been exposed to HIV. 

PEP must be started within 72 hours after HIV exposure. It requires 3 pills every day for a month. PEP can have some uncomfortable side effects. Talking with a Planned Parenthood health care provider is a good way to determine whether PEP is right for you. 

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Should I get tested for HIV? 

Since PrEP and PEP are only prescribed for HIV-negative people, an HIV test will be administered as part of our standard protocol. 

All of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's 35 health centers offer accurate and confidential HIV testing. 

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How do I pay for PrEP or PEP? 

PrEP and PEP are covered by most insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private employer plans.

If you do not have insurance, ask about medication assistance programs to receive PrEP or PEP at low- to no-cost for you.

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Condoms and PrEP - Better Together

PrEP doesn’t protect you from other STDs, so make condoms part of your every time routine.