- Review. Read your notes and any other educational materials the provider may have given you.
- Weigh your options. There are many ways to prevent yourself from contracting HIV. PrEP is one option that may or may not be right for you. You may want to hear from others on PrEP to help you make a decision.
- Ask questions. Call your provider if you have any follow-up questions. You may want to speak to a nurse if your provider is unavailable.
- Follow-up on results. If you had blood work or other laboratory tests done during your initial visit, be sure to review your results when they come in.
- Explore payment options. Most private insurance plans cover PrEP, as do state Medicaid programs. However, access to PrEP may vary from state to state. If you have insurance, you may want to call your insurance company to see if a prescription for PrEP requires pre-authorization. They can also walk you through relevant copay and deductible information. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may want to explore payment assistance programs, which may significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.
Speak to your provider today if you feel you may be a good candidate for PrEP.