Protecting Baltimore’s LBGT Youth
PrEP is for Youth
What is PrEP?
to a bacteria or virus
prevents the spread of infection
PrEP is a way of protecting people without HIV from getting HIV. It involves taking one pill daily that greatly lowers your risk of getting HIV.
PrEP is recommended to be taken in addition to using condoms for even better protection. It’s important to note: PrEP does not protect against gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes or genital warts.
PrEP is also not contraception and does not protect against pregnancy.
WHO SHOULD TAKE PREP?
Anyone who is at risk for HIV. Find out if you're at risk.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a health insurance plan through Priority Partners or another managed care organization (MCO), your prescription costs should be covered.
If the patient has a commercial health insurance plan, costs associated with PrEP will vary. Patients may have to pay out of pocket for the PrEP prescription, appointments, lab work, etc.
Yes, there are medication assistance programs. Gilead Advancing Access Program (Gilead Advancing Access Program) helps patients with no insurance, and the Truvada co-pay card helps patients with health insurance cover co-pays up to $3,600 a year. Many other programs exist: Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN), Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), Partnership for Prescription Assistance, NeedyMeds, and RxAssist.
Yes, and it’s more than 99% effective if taken daily as recommended.
PrEP only protects you from getting HIV - so you can still get other STDs while taking PrEP.
What's Going on at PrEP is for YOUth?
Join us for a pool party at Wyman Park!
Y'all turned it out at our kiki ball at Club Bunns! Check out these pics from the event!
A sexual health guide for young men developed here at the Harriet Lane Clinic!
free food, fun games, and confidential HIV testing.
Our next Youth Advisory Board (YAB) meeting is Tuesday, July 25th, 5 pm. Free meal and movie afterwards! See flyer for more details.
House with the most points wins $2000.