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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

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 names Truvada and Descovy. PrEP is designed to lower your risk of getting HIV by over 99%. Getting PrEP Online If…

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…

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 that provides up to $7,200 per year to help pay for Gilead-manufactured medications, including PrEP. Government-based insurances such as Medicaid, Medicare Part D, and Tricare…

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…

What is Truvada?

Truvada is the brand name of PrEP, a daily pill that’s up to 99% effective at preventing at-risk individuals from contracting HIV when used correctly. PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis — in other words, protection before being exposed to the virus. The medication contains a combination of emtricitabine (200 mg)…

What Are the Side Effects of PrEP?

Most people who take PrEP have no major side effects. In some cases, users experience minor side effects such as weight loss, abdominal pain, or headaches, most of which go away quickly. Serious side effects associated with PrEP are very rare. Minor Side Effects Most people have few to no…

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?…

What Are the Side Effects of Truvada?

The side effects commonly associated with Truvada include headache, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Most people taking Truvada for PrEP report few to no side effects, and most symptoms go away relatively quickly. What is Truvada? Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can help…

What Activities Are High and Low Risk for HIV?

High-risk activities for HIV include having sex and sharing syringes. Low-risk activities include using condoms, practicing safer sexual behaviors, and taking medications to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. High-Risk Activities for HIV The most common high-risk behavior for HIV transmission is having unprotected sex with someone who is HIV-positive.

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