Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a daily medication (Truvada or Descovy) that can reduce your chances of getting HIV. PrEP is taken once daily as an oral pill and works best when taken consistently at the same time each day.
When taken as directed, PrEP can reduce the risk of getting HIV through sex by more than 99% and can reduce the risk of getting HIV among people who inject drugs by up to 74%.
PrEP is one more way you can reduce your risk of HIV along with talking to your partners about your status and consistently using condoms and lubricant. PrEP does not provide protection against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or pregnancy. Taking PrEP means you must be seen by a physician every three months to test for HIV and other STIs.
For Consumers For Providers Learn more about PrEP
We recognize that getting PrEP might feel overwhelming. That’s why no matter where you live in Oregon, there are professional PrEP Navigators who are ready to assist you. PrEP Navigators are available to help you learn whether PrEP is right for you, and if so, how to get and use the medication.
Find a PrEP Navigator
Find a PrEP Provider
Curious to see if there is a PrEP provider near you? Visit the Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center PrEP Provider List.
How Will I Pay for PrEP?
If you have the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the labs and medication costs are covered completely. Costs for PrEP will vary with other insurance plans. Your PrEP Navigator can assist you with signing up for insurance and co-pay assistance programs offered by the manufacturer of PrEP.
The Ready, Set, PrEP program is also a resource for individuals who have obtained a prescription for PrEP, but who do not have prescription drug coverage. If you receive PrEP through this program, you will not have to pay for your medication.
Want reminders to take PrEP and to be tested regularly?
Oregon Reminders is a free and confidential text, email, or voice messaging service you can use to schedule important health reminders, such as remembering to take your daily PrEP pill and to get tested every three months for HIV and other STIs.
Want to be added to the PrEP Provider List?
Contact Oregon AETC if you are a prescribing clinician in Oregon or Washington and wish to be added to the Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center’s PrEP Provider List.