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Reaching people who could benefit from PrEP

Updated Nov. 24, 2015


Increased use of Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

A focused effort by New York State to increase PrEP uptake started in June, 2014 and included:

  1. Provider Training
  2. Raising Awareness
  3. Ensuring Medicaid Coverage

Number of New York State Medicate beneficiaries receiving PrEP. 2012-2013: 259. 2013-2014:303. 2014-2015:1,330.

SOURCE: NYS Medicaid Data Warehouse (based on Medicaid data loaded through July 2015)


Flow chart shows how any prescribing health care provider can provide Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care.

  1. Test for HIV including acute infection.
    • If HIV positive, provide or refer patient for HIV treatment and other services to maintain health and prevent further spread of HIV.
    • If HIV negative, ask about sex and drug use behaviors.
    • If HIV risk is low, discuss prevention methods.
    • If HIV risk is high, discuss risk behaviors, PrEP, and use of other prevention methods.
  1. Order recommended tests if patient is interested in PrEP and could benefit from it.
    • If tests show reason not to prescribe PrEP (e.g. abnormal kidney function), discuss other prevention methods.
    • If tests show patient still benefits from taking PrEP, go to Step 3.
  1. Help patient apply for insurance or other programs to pay for PrEP.
    • Most public and private insurance programs cover PrEP, and patients can get help with their co-payments.
    • Drug assistance programs can help patients without insurance pay for PrEP.
  1. Prescribe
    • PrEP and instruct patient to take one pill every day.
      Currently Truvada®* is the only medicine approved by the FDA for PrEP.
      *Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine

  1. Follow-up
    • Schedule appointments every 3 months for follow-up, including HIV testing and prescription refills.

Have Questions?

PrEP Clinician Helpline: (855) 448-7737 or (855) HIV-PrEP
2014 PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines [867KB]

SOURCE: 2014 PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines

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