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PrEP for Peace of Mind

People at high risk of being exposed to HIV can reduce their risk with medications called PrEP and PEP.

PrEP is the pill to prevent HIV, and it's up to 99% effective when taken correctly. If you do think you've been exposed to HIV, PEP can help reduce your risk if taken within 72 hours.

Taking PrEP and PEP empowers you: You can have a healthy sex life and protect yourself without having to rely on your partners.

What is PrEP?

What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It's a pill you take once a day that can help prevent HIV. Your doctor or nurse can help you decide if PrEP makes sense for you.

How do I pay for it?

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.

What is PEP?

What is PEP?

PEP stands for post exposure prophylaxis. You have to start PEP within 72 hours, or 3 days, after you were exposed to HIV. The sooner you start, the better it works - every hour matters.