Ending the HIV Epidemic: Ready, Set, PrEP

From the Department of Health and Human Services

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) medications are prescription medications that people take daily to significantly reduce their risk of acquiring HIV through sex. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout the body. Two medications are FDA-approved for use as PrEP: TRUVADA and DESCOVY. When taken daily, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex.

The Ready, Set, PrEP program makes PrEP medication available at no cost for qualifying recipients. To receive PrEP medication through this program, you must:

  • Lack prescription drug coverage
  • Be tested for HIV with a negative result
  • Have a prescription for PrEP

Talk to your healthcare provider or find a provider at HIV.gov Locator to find out if PrEP is right for you. If PrEP is a good option for you, click below to apply.


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