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HIV prevention with a daily pill.

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a way for HIV-negative people to reduce their chance of HIV infection. A single pill taken each day can reduce risk by up to 92%. It's even more effective when used with other prevention methods, like condoms. Planned Parenthood's expert providers can help you decide if PrEP is right for you.

What is PrEP?

PrEP is a daily pill that at risk, HIV-negative people can take to prevent HIV infection. 

When taken every day, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92%. For people who inject drugs, it reduces risk by more than 70%.

When PrEP is combined with condoms and other prevention methods, it works even better. However, PrEP may not work if you skip doses. Even if used correctly, there's no guarantee that PrEP will work.

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Is PrEP the right option for me?

PrEP is for anyone who is HIV-negative and at risk of getting HIV from sexual activities or injecting drugs. PrEP is especially recommended if your partner(s):

  • do not know their STD status
  • are HIV-positive and/or do not regularly use protection, like condoms, during sexual activities. 
  • inject drugs

Our expert providers can help you decide if PrEP is a good fit for you.

How do I get PrEP?

PrEP must be prescribed by a medical provider. You need to take an HIV test before beginning PrEP, and every three months while you take it. The test is a simple fingerstick.

PrEP is mostly used by people at high risk of HIV infection, but it's available for all Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota patients. You can get PrEP at any of our 19 clinics.

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How much does PrEP cost?

Planned Parenthood accepts all kinds of insurance, and the cost of PrEP is covered by many plans. People with limited income, no insurance, or high deductibles may qualify for low- to no-cost PrEP services.

Planned Parenthood's PrEP Navigator can help you find coverage, completely free of charge. For more information, contact [email protected], or call 888.251.8198.

How else can I prevent HIV?

HIV is spread through semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and breast milk. 

If you’re going to have sex, using protection, like condoms, every single time is the best way to protect yourself from HIV.

Also, don’t share needles for shooting drugs, piercings, or tattoos.

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Planned Parenthood accepts insurance.

Many insurance plans cover the cost of PrEP. If you don't have insurance or are concerned about cost, you may qualify for low- to no-cost PrEP services. Our PrEP Navigator can help you find coverage, completely free of charge.

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