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Getting Started on PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill someone who is currently not living with HIV can take to remain negative. It is a combination of two medications (tenofovir and emtricitabine), sold under the brand name “Truvada”. When taken daily, PrEP can be over 99% effective at preventing HIV. 

What Does HIV-Negative on PrEP Mean?

To take Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), you must test negative for HIV. PrEP is not a treatment option for HIV, but rather is a prevention method for the virus. You can use this once-daily pill to reduce the risk of contracting HIV, especially if you are potentially at a…

How Do I Get a Prescription For Truvada?

You can obtain a prescription for Truvada online at Nurx™, from your primary care physician, or at a local healthcare clinic. Truvada for PrEP is a medication for HIV-negative individuals, that when taken every day and combined with safer sex practices, can significantly lower your risk of contracting…

Where Can I Get PrEP Medication?

You can get your PrEP medication online at Nurx™ or a healthcare clinic. PrEP is only available by prescription and is sold under the brand name of Truvada. PrEP is designed to lower your risk of getting HIV by over 99%. Getting PrEP Online If you are…

Does Insurance Cover Truvada?

Most health insurance plans will cover PrEP when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider. You should always check with your insurance company to find out if they cover the medication and what the co-pay cost will be. Because the medication is considered a brand name prescription, it may be subject…

Where Can I Buy Truvada?

You can buy Truvada for PrEP online at Nurx™, from your local pharmacy, or a healthcare clinic. Truvada is only available by prescription and is a medication used to help reduce your risk of contracting HIV. It is highly effective when taken every day, along with other safer sex…

Who Makes Truvada?

Truvada for PrEP (HIV Prevention) is a product of Gilead Sciences Inc. In addition to Truvada, Gilead manufactures the following HIV medications: Atripla Biktarvy Complera Descovy Emtriva Genvoya Odefsey Stribild Tybost Viread Gilead Sciences also works in the fields of liver disease, hematology, oncology, cardiovascular, inflammation, respiratory,…

How Much Does Truvada Cost with Insurance?

Based on your insurance carrier and medication tier, the cost of Truvada will vary. Gilead, the manufacturer of Truvada for PrEP, offers the Gilead Copay Card to reduce the cost of PrEP to $0 per prescription for commercially insured patients. Gilead Copay Card According to the Gilead…

How Do I Get Truvada For Free?

Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of Truvada, offers two programs to reduce the cost of medications: Gilead Advancing Access and the Medication Assistance Program. Gilead Advancing Access: Patients covered by commercial insurance (employer and HealthCare Marketplace policies) can apply for a coupon card. The card, if approved, covers a maximum of $7,200 in…

How Do I Get PrEP?

Healthcare providers prescribe PrEP to at-risk men and women who have tested negative for HIV. Patients determined eligible for PrEP can fill their prescriptions at local pharmacies or order them online for home delivery after visiting their provider in person. Every three months, your healthcare provider will schedule or send…

How Do You Get PrEP For Free?

PrEP is available with $0 copay for some commercially insured patients. Gilead, the pharmaceutical company that makes PrEP, offers a coupon program called Gilead Advancing Access that’s worth up to $7,200 per year to help pay for Gilead-manufactured medications, including PrEP. Government-based insurances such as Medicaid, Medicare…

What is Truvada Used For?

Truvada, the name brand for PrEP, is a pre-exposure prophylactic medication designed to lower your risk of getting HIV. It works along with condom use and safe sexual behaviors to provide you with additional protection against sexually transmitted HIV. It does not protect against getting…

How Much Does Truvada Cost?

Truvada costs around $2,000 for a one-month supply. Most insurance companies cover all or part of the treatment. Uninsured patients have several payment assistance programs available but might have to pay  for lab testing. At Nurx™, most patients can get Truvada for free. What is Truvada?…

Why Do Gay Men Have Higher Rates of HIV?

Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that nearly 70% of new cases of HIV occur in gay men, or men who have sex with men. Within this segment, HIV is most common among African Americans and bisexual men, followed by Hispanic and Caucasian men. Some of the…

Does PrEP Protect Against All Strains of HIV?

PrEP and HIV Strains PrEP has been found to protect against HIV-1 and is effective in patients who are HIV-negative before they start treatment. PrEP can reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 but is not effective against the HIV-2 strain. PrEP should be taken every day and be accompanied by safer sex practices.

What is PrEP?

PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is for people who are not living with HIV and would like to remain HIV-negative and is a combination of safe sex practices and a daily medication. Currently, the only FDA approved medication for PrEP is Truvada®. It was approved for HIV prevention in 2012 and contains…

How much does PrEP cost?

Consultation Anyone who requests a PrEP evaluation will be charged a $12 consultation fee. This covers your online medical consultation and review of your lab test results, and includes unlimited messaging about PrEP with our medical team until your next renewal — so you can ask questions about your lab…

How do I get PrEP through Nurx?

Nurx is an easy, discreet, and judgement-free way to access PrEP. This entire process can take as few as 7 days, depending on how quickly you get your lab work completed, and we make PrEP affordable — 99% of Nurx patients pay $0 for PrEP medication. How this works:…

What is the difference between PrEP and PEP?

If PrEP is like birth control, then PEP is like emergency contraception. PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis) is a medication regimen someone who is currently HIV-negative can take to reduce their risk of becoming infected after they have been exposed to HIV. PEP must be started within 72 hours after a possible…

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