PrEP/HIV Quiz

Insurance and assistance programs can help me pay for PrEP.

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True. Most private health insurance plans, as well as MediCal, cover the cost of PrEP. Gilead, the maker of PrEP, provides a co-pay insurance card to help reduce the monthly co-pay cost. Gilead provides PrEP free to people with limited income and no insurance. Information about enrolling in low-cost health insurance can be obtained from the Covered California website.

New HIV diagnoses in San Diego County are rare.

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False. Every 18 hours a new HIV case is diagnosed in San Diego County. Research shows that communication between friends and partners can reduce the risk of HIV transmission and increase HIV testing.

PrEP can reduce the risk of HIV infection from sex.

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True. When taken daily, PrEP is up to 99 percent effective in preventing the risk of HIV infection from sex for gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and heterosexual men and women. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken consistently. PrEP can also help reduce the anxiety, fear, and stress that can be associated with HIV.

PrEP is hard to get.

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False. You can talk to any general health provider who is qualified to write a prescription, including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. If you don’t have a primary care physician, there are a number community clinics and other PrEP providers available to you in San Diego County.

Men who have sex with men are among the highest at risk of HIV infections in San Diego County.

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True. More than 90 percent of HIV infections occur in men who have sex with men, people who use injection drugs or men who have sex with men and inject drugs.