Midway Specialty Care Centers is an official PrEP site. This means we dispense and can prescribe PrEP at all of our pharmacies and clinic locations.
What is PrEP?
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily pill that reduces the risk of HIV infection in people who are HIV negative. PrEP has become one of our most powerful tools in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Currently, Truvada® is the only FDA approved PrEP. Your doctor will be happy to help you figure out if PrEP is right for you, just ask! How effective is PrEP? Taken regularly, PrEP can decrease risk of HIV infection by 92-99%. PrEP is most effective when paired with other prevention tools, like condoms.
Is PrEP right for me?
PrEP is for people who are HIV negative, but at high risk of contracting the virus. Most people who are at risk of getting HIV don’t know it. Certain groups are disproportionately affected by HIV, and often times they aren’t the ones who are benefiting from PrEP. About 1 in 5 of all new HIV diagnoses are made in youth aged 13-24. About 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and about 1 in 48 black women are likely to be diagnosed with HIV during their life. Although people of color are most burdened by HIV, 74% of those on PrEP are white while only 10% are black.
Can I afford it?
PrEP is covered by most insurance and may have no out-of-pocket cost to you.
If you have insurance: Gilead, the maker of Truvada®, has a Copay Program that you might qualify for. If so, it covers up to $4,800 per year for out-of-pocket costs.
If you do not have insurance: We can apply for drug assistance to see if you qualify for a no-cost prescription.
Ask your doctor about PrEP today.