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

Paying for PrEP

The cost of PrEP is often covered by insurance. The company that makes Truvada (the medicine approved for PrEP) also has a program to help low-income individuals pay for PrEP. You can click here to read about them. Some states have similar programs.

PrEP Locator

PrEP Locator is a list of healthcare providers of PrEP in the United States. Its map can quickly mark places near you that provide PrEP for insured and uninsured people.

Go to the PrEP Locator

Ask a PrEP Navigator

Chat open Monday through Friday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Our PrEP Navigators have been trained to answer questions you may have about PrEP as an HIV treatment. This chat will let you send a message a navigator to quickly get advice and information about PrEP. Messages submitted to the chat after open hours will be answered by a navigator as soon as they’re able. Use the red chatbox on the bottom of the page to get started.

This chat is for educational purposes and shouldn’t replace talking to your healthcare provider.