What Is PrEP?
PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a medication that when taken consistently is effective at preventing you from contracting HIV through sexual contact, if you are exposed. It’s one of many HIV prevention tools.
What Is PrEP Plus?
PrEP Plus is a program from Hope & Help Connect that helps people who are not living with HIV remain HIV free by connecting them with PrEP. Getting PrEP, like any other medication, can sometimes be difficult. But, with PrEP Plus, all the details are taken care of for you. When you join PrEP Plus, you could start your PrEP regimen within 72 business hours, upon approval from your medical provider.
How Does PrEP Work?
Studies have shown that the risk of contracting HIV was 92% lower for those who took PrEP than those who didn’t. When you take PrEP daily, it provides significant protection against HIV. Such protection is much more effective when you use condoms and other preventative tools.
How Soon Can I Begin PrEP?
The first step to starting PrEP is talking with your medical provider. Your medical provider will discuss your sexual history, administer an HIV test, and then monitor your kidney functions in order to determine if you are a candidate for PrEP.
How Can I Afford PrEP?
PrEP is covered by most insurance plans. However, regardless of whether or not you have insurance and your ability to pay, PrEP Plus can provide you with temporary assistance to start PrEP. PrEP Plus is free for those who qualify. For patients with medical conditions unrelated to PrEP, provider fees may apply.
Contact Hope & Help at 407.645.2577 to determine your eligibility for PrEP Plus and enroll today.