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Prevent HIV with PrEP

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What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is a highly effective medication for preventing HIV. PrEP can be a pill or shot that reduces your chances of getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. According to the CDC, PrEP is 99% effective at reducing your risk of getting HIV from sex, if you take the medication as prescribed. 74% when taken as prescribe when using injection drugs. 

How much does PrEP cost?

According to the CDC, most insurance plans and state Medicaid programs cover PrEP. If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! There are several programs that offer PrEP free or at a reduced cost. Missouri Highlands Health Care can help you! Ask to speak with our HIV consultant today by emailing knowyourstatus@mohigh.org or contact your local Missouri Highlands Health Care clinic. 

Know Your Status

It is always good to know your HIV status. It is recommended that everyone should be tested at least once in their lifetime. If you have sex, have multiple sexual partners, history of STDs, and/or  use injection drugs, you should get tested more frequently. Missouri Highlands Health Care can provide you with FREE At-Home HIV test kits, so you can test in the comfort of your own home. Contact us today to receive your test. Knowing Your Status is the first step in protecting yourself and loved ones from HIV.