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How to Obtain Free or Low Cost PrEP in CA

Uninsured Clients

Clients without insurance are eligible to receive Truvada® free of charge from Gilead's Patient Assistance Program. The PrEP-AP will only provide assistance with PrEP-related medical costs, and all other medication on the PrEP-AP formulary for the prevention of HIV and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Please Note: Uninsured clients must receive PrEP-related medical services at approved locations within OA's PrEP-AP Provider Network.  DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION HERE.

Clients with Private Insurance

Clients with private health insurance are eligible for PrEP medication co-payment assistance of $7,200 per calendar year through Gilead's Co-Payment Assistance Program. After this threshold has been met, the PrEP-AP will provide wrap-around coverage for any remaining PrEP medication co-payments for the remainder of calendar the year. Insured clients can enroll in Gilead's Co-Payment Assistance Program online or through an authorized ADAP Enrollment Site. The PrEP-AP will also provide assistance with PrEP-related medical out-of-pockets costs for insured clients and all other medication on the PrEP-AP formulary for the prevention of HIV and treatment of STIs. DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION HERE.

Clients with Medicare

Clients with prescription drug coverage through Medicare are not eligible for assistance from Gilead, but are eligible to enroll in the PrEP-AP for co-payment assistance for all medication on the PrEP-AP formulary, including Truvada®. Medicare clients without prescription drug coverage are eligible to enroll in the Gilead PAP to receive Truvada® free of charge. The PrEP-AP will provide assistance with all other medications on the PrEP-AP formulary. Please Note: All Medicare clients with outpatient coverage through Medicare are eligible to receive assistance with PrEP-related medical out-of-pocket costs. DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION HERE.

Rather than taking Truvada once daily, PrEP 2-1-1 involves taking PrEP medication around times of anal sex instead of once per day. PrEP 2-1-1 is named for its schedule of dosing: You take two pills 2-24 hours before sex, one pill 24 hours after the initial dose, and one final pill 24 hours later. If you have sex more than 24 hours after taking your first dose (two pills), or over multiple days, you will need to continue taking one pill every day until you have taken two doses following your last anal sex encounter, at which point you can stop taking tablets. Click the image below to learn more...

Demystifying HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

          PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective. A single pill taken once daily, it is highly effective against HIV when taken every day. The medication interferes with HIV’s ability to copy itself in your body after you’ve been exposed. This prevents it from establishing an infection and making you sick.

          Even though PrEP has been around in the U.S. for over a year, not a lot of people know about it. And, even fewer people feel like they know enough about it to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. For those who do use it, the information they have might be more focused on practical issues, like where to get it, rather than on what PrEP does in the body to prevent HIV infection.

          By using animation to show PrEP in the body and why “once a day” is recommended, people can see what PrEP does and people who currently use PrEP can create an image of what happens when they take a PrEP pill every day. See CDC 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines HERE

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