Health Advocacy

PrEP

PrEP Pills

One pill a day is all it takes to reduce your risk of HIV.

Our Gay City PrEP team can help you determine whether Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is right for you. We can help you find access to PrEP (whether insured or uninsured) and assistance to pay for the medication, or provide you with tips on how to talk about PrEP with your doctor.

The Gay City PrEP team is here to help answer all of your questions about PrEP. Learn more today.

EMERGENCY FAQs

I've run out of PrEP.

If you have an urgent need or request about PrEP, contact us at PrEP@gaycity.org. Please include “Urgent” in the subject line. 

I’ve think I’ve been exposed to HIV.

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, please visit any medical emergency room and request PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis).
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does PrEP actually work?

PrEP can reduce your risk of becoming HIV+ by about 99% effective when taken daily.

Is PrEP covered by insurance?

PrEP is covered by most insurance plans, and there are many financial assistance options as well. Talk to someone on our PrEP Team to discuss your individualized options.

No Insurance? No problem. Most people pay $0.

Talk to someone on our PrEP Team to discuss your individualized options.

Do I need to take PrEP forever?

You can take it as long you want. If decide to stop taking PrEP or restart the regimen, connect with our PrEP Team for vital tips.

What is the difference between PrEP and PEP?

PrEP, which stands for Pre-Exposure prophylaxis, is a daily pill that is taken before possible exposure to HIV.

PEP, which stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, is an option utilized in emergency settings to reduce the risk of contracting HIV after a possible exposure. PEP needs to be taken within 72 hours. /p>