County of Marin Health and Human Services

PrEP Information for Health Care Providers

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.

Clinical Guidelines

Screening Tools

Billing and Insurance

Educational Materials for Patients

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: paetcmail@ucsf.edu or telephone (415) 476-6153.