How can I get PrEP?
PrEP needs to be prescribed by a healthcare provider.
Asking your health care provider for PrEP can be hard or uncomfortable. Here are our tips for getting this conversation started:
1. Consider your relationship with your healthcare provider.
How well do they know you? Are they familiar with your sexual orientation or history? If not, be aware that these are topics that may come up during the appointment.
2. Be open and honest when you explain your interest in PrEP.
Your provider may want to know why you think you should starting using PrEP. You should bring up the behaviors that you think may put you at risk for getting HIV.
3. Ask questions.
If your doctor doesn’t know the answer, ask if they could follow-up with you at a later time.
4. Talk about your payment options.
If you’re still unsure about speaking with your current provider about PrEP, check out our growing list of LGBTQ+ friendly and HIV-focused providers: Find a Doctor