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Where can I get PrEP?

Any doctor can prescribe it to you. They don’t need to be a specialist, or an infectious disease provider, or an HIV specialist. Even a family doctor or an internist or an obstetrician, someone in your community clinic can prescribe PrEP for you. Some people encounter the experience where, their doctor doesn’t really know a lot about it, so sometimes you have to encourage your prescriber to actually get more information so that they can feel comfortable providing it for you.

Dr. Flash explains that any provider can prescribe PrEP – the HIV prevention pill – though not all are familiar with it.

If you don’t have a regular health provider or they don’t know about or are reluctant to prescribe PrEP, there are organizations across the country that specialize in helping people get on PrEP. Part of the assistance these groups can provide is to help you figure out options for covering the costs of getting on PrEP, whether you have insurance or not.

Click here to find a PrEP-friendly provider near you.


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