Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a way for people to prevent HIV infection by taking a singe pill every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends prescribing PrEP to those who are at high risk of HIV infection. If taken as prescribed, PrEP is more than 99% effective in preventing HIV.
It is important to discuss PrEP with your health care provider before you begin using it. If your health care provider is unfamiliar or uncomfortable with PrEP, we can get them the information they need. Call us at 1-844-367-7075 for more information. If you'd like to find a different provider, you can use the list of PrEP-knowledgeable providers in Colorado.
Paying for PrEP
The cost of PrEP includes paying for medication, medical appointments, and lab tests. But, many health insurance providers, as well as Health First Colorado (Medicaid) can help cover the cost of PrEP. If you don’t have insurance or need help paying the price of PrEP not covered by your insurance, Colorado currently has some of the best financial assistance programs for PrEP in the country.
The Public Health Intervention Program (PHIP) provides financial assistance for individuals on PrEP as HIV prevention. PrEP is an FDA-approved, once-a-day pill for HIV prevention. If you are on PrEP or starting it soon and would like to apply for PHIP, please review qualifications to determine what steps you need to take. PHIP is available to any person living in Colorado whose income is less than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, which is $62,450.
Your Colorado guide to all things PrEP.
If you are a provider of PrEP, or want to be, visit Proud to be PrEPPED's Provider Portal for a complete guide to information, resources, and materials.