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Be PrEPared!

PrEP medication helps stop the spread of HIV.

Before getting PrEP, get tested!

Walk in to our free HIV, hep C and Syphilis testing clinic, CATS at our Midtown location.

Questions?

Contact our Prevention Specialist, Alisha Forsythe at 816.866.0892

Protect yourself with PrEP.

PrEP Pill

What is PrEP?

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medications such as Truvada and Descovy help prevent HIV, which means it is taken BEFORE exposure to HIV. PrEP can help prevent HIV infection from having sex or sharing needles. PrEP is 99% effective for preventing sexual transmission and 74% effective for transmission through injection drug use. PrEP reaches maximum protection from HIV for receptive anal sex at about 7 days of daily use. For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use. For PrEP to be fully effective, a regimen should always be established.

Is PrEP the Right Fit For Me?

PrEP is right for you if:
  • You have had sex in the past 6 months and your partner is living with HIV
  • You do not consistently wear condoms during sex
  • You have been recently diagnosed with an STI
  • You inject drugs and share your equipment with another person
  • You have taken PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) in the past and your risk for exposure to HIV continues
  • Have taken PEP multiple times after exposures to HIV
To learn more about PrEP or to set up an appointment, reach out to Alisha Forsythe, Prevention Specialist, at 816.866.0892 or alishaf@kccare.org.

How Can I Access PrEP?

Insured

Call the number on the back of your insurance card and speak with the specialty pharmacy division. Ask if Truvada or Descovy is covered. Ask if there are any limitations on your lab work coverage. If they say they will NOT cover your medication, please ask your doctor to send a letter to your insurance company notifying them of the need for PrEP. Teva is the FDA-approved generic version of Truvada®. Sign up for a savings card for Teva here to lower your copay: https://www.tevaepinephrine.com/savings

Uninsured

Ready Set PrEP is a payment assistance program that can help cover your medication costs. Gilead also has a payment assistance program. Regardless of your insurance status, we can help you find answers to all your questions. Call 816.866.0892 or send an email to Alisha Forsythe, Prevention Specialist, at alishaf@kccare.org.

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