PrEP is for people who do not have HIV and want added protection.
It is available by prescription as a daily pill or long acting injectable. In pill form, PrEP must be taken every day – like birth control but for HIV prevention.
When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV. It does not protect against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Condoms protect against most other STDs, as well as HIV and pregnancy.
Eligible Virginia residents can get PrEP at little to no cost. For more about the Virginia PrEP Drug Assistance Program: CALL 1 (800) 533-4148.
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Any healthcare provider can prescribe PrEP but not all are familiar with it. Find providers knowledgeable about this prevention option.
Paying for PrEP
Most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover PrEP. There are also programs that provide PrEP for free or at a reduced cost. PrEP navigators can help.
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