PrEP Resources

General PrEP Resources

PrEP Facts

PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex is a Facebook-based, online HIV resource. PrEP Facts is home to countless in-depth discussions on HIV prevention, and members include health professionals, HIV educators, and patients. In addition to the Prep Facts Facebook Group, additional resources are available on the Group's secondary PrEP FAQ page. 

Facebook Group → *

*NOTE: Currently, the PrEP Facts Facebook Group is closed. In order to join, you must request access from the Group's moderators.

PrEP Facts FAQ → 

Please PrEP Me

Please PrEP Me is an online, comprehensive list of PrEP providers in the United States. Additionally, Please PrEP Me offers information on PrEP accessibility and pricing, and HIV prevention and management.

Please PrEP Me→ 

PrEP Price Calculator

The resources section gives an overview of PrEP costs and various payment options. The calculator helps you pick the best marketplace health plan for you. It shows you plans that cover PrEP, the out of pocket costs, and other details like pre-authorization requirements. Need help choosing a plan or understanding coverage? Contact us!   

NASTAD PrEP Cost Resources→ 

NASTAD PrEP Cost Calculator→ 

Truvada vs. Descovy: What's the Difference?

There are currently two drugs approved by the FDA to be taken as part of a PrEp regimen: Truvada and Descovy. As you look into which PrEP medication is best for you as part of your PrEP regimen, consider these differences!

Truvada

Descovy

Effectiveness

>99% effective

>99% effective

Regimen

Daily use.

Daily use.

Shown to be effective for...

• Cisgender men who have sex     with men
• Trans men and trans women
• Heterosexuals
• Cis women
• People who inject drugs

Only:

• Cisgender men who have sex     with men
• Trans women

Side Effects

Truvada has a very low rate of side effects, but some users report diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

Descovy has a very low rate of side effects, but some users report diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

Bone Health

People with osteoporosis should avoid taking Truvada. 

Descovy is safer for PrEP users with osteoporosis 

Kidney Health

PrEP users with a family history of kidney issues or kidney disease should avoid taking Truvada for PrEP.

Descovy is safer for PrEP users with a family history of kidney issues or kidney disease, but monitoring for possible kidney problems is recommended.

Cost

Truvada is covered by insurance. For PrEP users without insurance, "Ready, Set, PrEP" is a program that provides free PrEP for eligible users.

Descovy is most likely covered by insurance. For PrEP users without insurance, "Ready, Set, PrEP" is a program that provides free PrEP for eligible users.

The information for this table was provided by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. For more facts on Truvada and Descovy, check out the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's website.

PrEP Resources For Trans People

PrEP For Trans

PrEP 4 Trans is a short funny video made by made by the Victorian AIDS Council of Australia that talks about the importance of trans men/masculine people to know about PrEP.  

PrEP and Hormone Therapy

  • Dr. Demetre confirms that there are no known drug interactions between PrEP and gender affirming hormones. More info at Greaterthan.org→ 

  • Info about the study done that showed PrEP is safe to use with Estradiol at the Body.com → 

General HIV Resoures

HIV Basics

Here is a list of great resources to learn more about HIV

U=U

U=U means undetectable equals untransmittable. ART can reduce a person’s viral load to the point where it is so low that that tests cannot detect it. This is called ‘having an ‘undetectable viral load,’ which prevents the sexual transmission of HIV while simultaneously improving the health of a person living with HIV.

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