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PrEP Explained:

Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

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PrEP 101

PrEP is a daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV.

PrEP is approved in the U.S. and requires a prescription. The two forms of PrEP are Descovy and Truvada.

Only 1-10% of patients on PrEP experience side effects. Most symptoms tend to go away within 1-2 weeks naturally.

PrEP only protects against HIV, not other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, or hepatitis.

The vast majority of Freddie patients get PrEP prescribed online and discreetly delivered for $0.

What is PrEP?

“PrEP is like birth control, but for HIV prevention.”

PrEP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is a once-per-day HIV prevention pill that reduces the risk of contracting HIV by up to 99%. The presence of the medicine in your bloodstream helps stop HIV from taking hold, ensuring you remain HIV-negative.

Who is PrEP for?

PrEP can be taken by anyone that is not HIV+ and is looking for additional protection against HIV. This includes men who have sex with men, transgender women, and gender-diverse communities. PrEP may be a fit for you if you:

Don’t use condoms consistently

Share drug injection equipment

Don’t know the HIV status of your sexual partners

Have more than one or anonymous sexual partners

Tested positive for infectious syphilis or a bacterial STI in the last year

Have used post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) more than once

It’s recommended to speak with a PrEP provider to decide if PrEP is a fit for your needs. Book a free virtual consultation now!

PrEP 101

PrEP is a daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV.

PrEP is approved in Canada and requires a prescription. The two forms of PrEP are Truvada & Descovy.

Only 1-10% of patients on PrEP experience side effects. Most symptoms tend to go away within 1-2 weeks naturally.

PrEP only protects against HIV, not other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, or hepatitis.

The vast majority of Freddie patients get PrEP prescribed online & discreetly delivered for $0.

How to take PrEP

PrEP is a pill that is taken orally. There are two methods for taking PrEP to prevent HIV.

If you are considering PrEP, it’s recommended you chat with your PrEP provider to determine which method best fits your needs.

By answering some questions about your sexual behaviour, our 1-minute questionnaire can help you better understand your HIV risk. It’s 100% confidential.
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Is PrEP safe? YES!

PrEP is considered safe for the vast majority of people that take the medication.

How much does PrEP cost?

Most Freddie patients get clinical support, at-home lab testing, PrEP prescriptions and discreet delivery all for $0.

Freddie partners with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to offer all of our clinical services for free. These CBOs also partner with pharmacies that provide free prescription shipping, and can help you navigate your insurance plan.

Freddie is currently available in Virginia, with more states to come in the future!

Cost of PrEP with insurance (including Medicaid + Medicare)

PrEP is free with the majority of health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Thanks to Freddie’s partnership with CBOs, we are also able to offer all of our other clinical services – such as clinician appointments, at-home lab kits and ongoing support – for free.

Freddie has helped thousands of patients navigate insurance plans and financial assistance options to get PrEP at the lowest cost possible.

Use our 1-minute PrEP cost calculator to see if Freddie can help you get free PrEP!

Cost of PrEP without insurance

The price of PrEP without insurance varies greatly depending on the prescribed drug.

Descovy and Truvada – the two PrEP drugs available in the U.S. – can both cost up to $2,000 monthly paid out of pocket. The generic version of Truvada costs approximately $60 for a month’s supply.

Even if you don’t have insurance, Freddie can help you work with a local clinic to get PrEP through an Affordable Care Act plan that could reduce your PrEP costs to $0.

Book an appointment with us to find out more!

Use our free 1‑minute PrEP cost calculator
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Want a more detailed estimate of how much PrEP will cost you? By answering a few questions, we can give you a more custom answer for how much PrEP will potentially cost you.

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Types of PrEP

Descovy and Truvada are the two types of PrEP medication available for use in the U.S. and are 99% effective at preventing HIV.

Descovy

Truvada

With Freddie, patients can access either type of PrEP, regardless if they have pre-existing conditions or not.

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