Figuring the Costs of PrEP

Figuring the Costs of PrEP

Friday, November 24, 2017
TARGET Center

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One of the toughest things to figure out about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent HIV infection is the cost.
  • How much does the Gilead co-pay card cover?
  • Does my insurance cover it?
  • How much?
  • How much will I have to pay?

Medicaid provides good, low to no cost coverage of PrEP, but private health insurance plans vary quite a bit. People who get group coverage through their employers should inquire about coverage with their human resources departments. But what about those who get individual health insurance coverage on the ACA Marketplace? A recent HIV.gov blog features a new PrEPcost.org tool, which offers a way to do cost-comparisons. Please note that the tool does not do calculations for all states. Also, do a web search to see if there are any PrEP cost calculations specific to your state.