A simple outline of what you’ll need to know if you are interested in using PrEP as a part of your personal HIV prevention strategy.
Before a doctor can prescribe PrEP (brand name: Truvada), you need to:
Once you’re on PrEP, you must:
Additionally, when you’re on PrEP, it is highly recommended that you:
Here is a current list of local PrEP providers.
PrEP Financial Assistance Programs
Do you have health insurance and need help paying for PrEP? Truvada is the brand currently being prescribed as PrEP and Gilead the manufacturer offer co-pay assistance of up to $3600 per year. You can sign up for your Gilead HIV Co-pay Assistance Coupon Card here or call 1-877-505-6986 for more information.
If you don’t have insurance
Gilead U.S. Advancing Access® Program
This program provides assistance to patients in the United States who do not have insurance or who need financial assistance. As part of this program, Gilead provides assistance for people who are eligible and who cannot afford to pay for TRUVADA. To learn about eligibility, contact Advancing Access® at 1-800-226-2056 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). You can also download the enrollment form here to be completed by you and your healthcare provider.
For more information about PrEP, please contact:
Salt Lake County Health Department STD Clinic and Prevention Program
Peter Stoker 385-468-4166
Veronica Fire 385-468-4192
or the Utah AIDS Foundation
or visit the official Truvada information page online from Gilead
The PrEP Checklist