Your local pharmacist can now prescribe. Get assessed at your local pharmacy for a new prescription for PReP to prevent HIV.
Review your health history with a pharmacist to receive a new prescription and medication for PReP, all in one visit.
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is the use of a medication to prevent the spread of HIV to individuals that may be at risk. HIV can affect both men and women of all ages but certain behaviors put individuals at greater risk than others. Risk factors include men who have sex with men, anal sex, injection drug use, and sexual intercourse with an infected individual. PrEP is recommended for individuals in these situations or any other situation that places them at higher risk for getting HIV.
PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, is the use of a medication to prevent the spread of HIV to an individual that may have been possibly exposed. PEP medication should be started within 72 hours after HIV exposure for maximum benefit.
Our platform guides pharmacists to review the answers you provide to the Scripted self-assessment questions to decide if you are eligible to receive PReP.
We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.
PrEP is highly effective when taken correctly.
The once-daily pill reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. For people who inject drugs, it can decrease the risk by more than 70%.
Risks of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.
According to www.hiv.gov, the following medications are approved for daily use as PrEP. They are combinations of two anti-HIV drugs in a single pill:
PReP is a once-daily pill. Some people taking PrEP may have side effects, like nausea, but these usually go away.
PReP does not protect you against other sexually transmitted infections (STI's).
In 2021 U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, along with the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury, provided guidance to insurance companies that a prescription for Truvada and Descovy should now be free for almost all insured people.
The United States government has several programs to expand access to free and affordable PReP for uninsured individuals as well. Learn more at Ready, Set, Prep.
HIV is most commonly spread through anal or vaginal sex or by sharing drug equipment, such as needles or syringes. HIV is transmitted through certain bodily fluids, including blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, vaginal fluids, rectal fluids, and breast milk. HIV is not spread through saliva.
It is not uncommon for HIV to not show symptoms. However, the most common symptoms associated with HIV include:
It is important to note that these symptoms may also be a sign of another condition and do not necessarily mean you have HIV; get tested if you have concerns about potential HIV symptoms or exposure.
There are steps you can take that may help prevent HIV without medication. Abstinence (not having sex), never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex are important steps in preventing HIV.
Generic Medication Name
Brand Medication Name
Do I need a prescription?
Review the eligibility summary below to see if you are a candidate or if you should be seen by a doctor: