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HIV Prevention

For those looking to stay HIV negative, there are several ways you can prevent an infection. Using condoms is always recommended, but we also encourage you to get regular testing, communicate with your partners about when they were last tested or had a potential exposure, limit sexual activities to oral sex if you’re unsure about someone’s status, don’t share syringes for injection drug use, and use a medication called PrEP

What happens if results come back HIV positive after using the Nurx Home STI Test Kit?

Any HIV results will be disclosed in a sensitive and informed fashion, following state laws around result disclosure. Our team of medical providers are equipped with HIV education and links to care resources for further testing and ongoing HIV treatment.

Why is a blood test better than a saliva test for HIV?

HIV tests that rely on saliva can’t detect HIV until someone has been infected for 3 months or more — that’s how long it takes for enough virus to build up in the body to be detected in saliva. However, blood spot tests like the one included in…

Can I Take a HIV Test While on PrEP?

Yes, patients using PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) should be tested every three months for HIV. What Is PrEP? PrEP is a once-daily pill that is over 99% effective at preventing HIV. This medication helps prevent those who are at a higher risk of contracting HIV from becoming infected.  PrEP…

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…

Can You Take PrEP If You Are HIV Positive?

No. PrEP is a once-daily pill that is designed to reduce the risk of HIV before you are exposed to it. It does not treat HIV and should not be used if you have already tested positive for HIV. However, if you have been exposed to HIV in…

Can I Get HIV From Someone Taking PrEP?

You can’t get HIV from someone taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) because this treatment is preventive and is not prescribed to people who already have HIV. Those taking the medication are doing so as a way to lessen the risk of contracting HIV, as PrEP can reduce the risk…

Can I Still Get HIV If I’m on PrEP?

When PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is used correctly, the effective rate of preventing HIV through sexual transmission is 99%. This preventive treatment option involves taking Truvada, a once-daily pill to reduce your risk of contracting HIV. It is meant for people who are HIV-negative but have a higher risk…

How Long Do the Side Effects of Truvada Last?

Truvada for PrEP does have some common side effects that often appear right away and usually last between one to two weeks. Some of the most common side effects include: Stomach cramps. Nausea. Fatigue. Dizziness. Headaches. Many people experience few to no side effects when taking Truvada, and those who…

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…

How Do I Take Truvada?

Truvada for PrEP needs to be taken daily to be effective at preventing the contraction of the HIV virus. Though taking PrEP in demand when needed can also be a reliable method. Before you obtain your prescription, you will need to know your HIV status, as…

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…

How Does the Gilead Patient Assistance Program (Advancing Access) Work?

The Gilead patient assistance program, also referred to as Advancing Access, is a program that can help you to better afford your PrEP prescription. If you don’t have health insurance, or your health insurance provider does not provide prescription coverage for PrEP, you may qualify to receive…

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…

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