What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective way to prevent HIV infection. Taking PrEP significantly reduces the risk of acquiring HIV, and is shown to work for prevention against transmission through sex and injection drug use.*
PrEP is available as a pill or shot - you can talk to a provider to find out what option may be best for you.
*Please note, PrEP is not a contraceptive, and cannot be used to prevent pregnancy or other forms of sexually transmitted disease that would otherwise be prevented by condom use.
How do I pay for PrEP?
Insured: Most health insurance and state Medicaid programs cover PrEP.
Uninsured: No insurance? No problem! A lack of insurance isn't a barrier to accessing PrEP. Many clinical providers have low cost/ sliding scale payments, and there are income based programs that can help cover the costs of uninsured patients.
There is also a program which helps uninsured individuals access PrEP at no cost:
How can I access PrEP in Maine?
Maine is home to many service providers who can assist you in accessing PrEP and other sexual health options, regardless of your ability to pay.
For more information on where to access PrEP and for other HIV and sexual health services like testing and insurance co-pay support, check out our Service Providers page.
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