It’s a new day! PrEP is a major advancement in HIV prevention. This daily pill offers those who do not have HIV another powerful means of protection.
So what does PrEP mean anyway?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: We know it’s a mouthful which is why we just stick to PrEP; catchy right? PrEP is actually morecommon than you think. PrEP is a method used to protect your body from potential foreign threats using different medications and preventive practices. This particular PrEP program is the first designed to protect our bodies from the HIV virus.
The pill, Truvada, is the current powerhouse of PrEP. This pill, if taken once daily, acts as a defense mechanism against HIV. Truvada protects your immune system so the HIV virus can no longer infect you. Click here to see Truvada in action.
Good news! PrEP is covered by most insurance plans and should be covered by Medicaid and Medicare. For those without insurance, or who need help with costs, financial assistance may be available. Many people end up paying very little or nothing at all forPrEP. You can also check out this cost diagram before you contact a PrEP provider here.
How To Tell My Doctor About PrEP?
We understand that some doctors may not know much about the PrEP and the process, so we have comprised a thorough “PrEP booklet” that gives your doctor the ins and outs about PrEP. Click here to download the “PrEP booklet” and share with your doctor to keep you both in the loop protected from HIV.
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