Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy in which antiretroviral drugs are used to protect HIV-negative people from HIV infection. PrEP can prevent HIV among individuals at very high risk for becoming infected with HIV, and provides individuals, clinicians, and HIV prevention workers with another option for HIV prevention. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92% according to the CDC.
Providers play an important role in responding to inquiries about PrEP from patients and community members. The resources below provide further information for providers interested in PrEP.
- Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States - 2014 - A Clinical Practice Guideline (CDC & US Public Health Service)
- Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States - 2014 - Clinical Providers' Supplement (CDC & US Public Health Service)
- Talking to Patients about PrEP (Project Inform)
- Patient & Provider Checklists; Excerpt: pages 4, 5 (CDC)
- MSM Risk Index; Excerpt: pages 20, 21 (CDC)
- PrEP Triage Protocol Card (Assessment, Lab Tests, Monitoring) (NYC Department of Health)
Billing and Insurance
- PrEP-related ICD, CPT, and LOINC codes; Excerpt: pages 29-35 (CDC)
- Medication Assistance Program and Co-Pay Programs for PrEP (Fair Pricing Coalition)
- PrEP Medication Assistance Program Application (Gilead)
Educational Materials for Patients
- PrEP Basics (CDC)
- Getting Yourself Prepared for PrEP (Project Inform)
- Marin County PrEP Basics (English and Spanish)
Additional Resources for Clinicians
The PrEP Clinical Consultant telephone line at (855) 448-7737 or (855) HIV-PrEP is available Monday-Friday, 8am - 3pm PST.
The Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center (PAETC) offers free technical assistance and training related to PrEP and clinical practice: www.PAETC.org, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (415) 476-6153.