Ready, Set, PrEP Expands Access to Medication to Prevent HIV

On Dec. 3, HHS launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.

Ready, Set, PrEP is a key component of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative. EHE aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 75% in five years and by 90% in 10 years. By increasing awareness of PrEP and its access, the Ready, Set, PrEP program can provide thousands of people a safe, effective way to prevent HIV and bring our nation one step closer to ending the HIV epidemic.

Read the news release.

Learn more about how the program works and more information about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and research.

Resources You Can Use
Is your health center interested in establishing or expanding a PrEP program? These resources may be useful:

• HIV and Health Centers webpage

• TA Resource: Health Center Provision of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

• Integrating HIV Care, Treatment & Prevention Services into Primary Care – A Toolkit for Health Centers

• Promising Practices to Advance PrEP Implementation in Primary Care Settings webinar recording

• CDC’s recent Vital Signs report

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