PrEP Basics

When taken every day, PrEP can reduce the chances of getting HIV for people who are at high risk for it.

Currently, the only medication approved for PrEP is TruvadaⓇ, which is a single pill taken once a day to prevent HIV infection.

 

 

 

How PrEP Works

 

In several studies of PrEP, the risk of getting an HIV infection was much lower — over 92% lower — for those who took the medicine consistently than for those who were not on PrEP.

When taken every day, PrEP can provide a high level of protection against HIV. It’s even more effective when it’s combined with condoms and other prevention tools.

 

People who use PrEP must take the medicine every day and return to their healthcare provider every 3 months for follow-up and prescription refills.

How to get PrEP

 

Learn More about if PrEP is right for you by talking to your healthcare provider. If you and your healthcare provider agree that PrEP will reduce your risk of getting HIV, he or she will run a series of lab tests to ensure you are eligible. If PrEP is a good option for you, your healthcare provider will give you a prescription.

 

 

 

Filling Your Prescription

 

PrEP is covered by most insurance plans, and Avita will coordinate between you, your healthcare provider, and your insurance company to secure any prior authorizations that might be necessary. Many times, PrEP can have no out-of-pocket costs! There are programs that can reduce or even eliminate the cost of your copay.  You don’t even have to enroll — Avita will take care of that for you.