PrEP and PEP

PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a once a day medication that is used to prevent HIV infection in HIV negative individuals; it was approved by the FDA in 2012. Many insurance plans cover PrEP, and those that are not covered may be eligible for patient assistance program.

PEP or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis is medication taken after possible exposure to HIV; for maximum efficiency the medication must be taken within 72 hours following exposure. Many insurance plans cover PEP and select clinics provide PEP free of charge.

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New York State PrEP/PEP Provider Voluntary Directory: here

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Assistance Program (PrEP-AP) Participating Providers: here

Ways to Find PrEP/PEP:

Find out more about PrEP/PEP and where to access providers here at the NYC Department of Health.

Also, check out Greater Than AIDS PrEP locator powered by Emory University below or here.