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How Much Does PrEP Cost without Insurance in 2024?

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso8 Jul 2023
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PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a medication that the FDA has approved since 2012 for HIV prevention. PrEP is a preventative measure and must be taken before a person is exposed to HIV. In the USA, Descovy has also been approved for use as PrEP. Generic forms of PrEP are available, which contain the same active drugs as Truvada and Descovy. It does not stop the progression of HIV to AIDS, and it is not a treatment for HIV. A prescription for PrEP can cost up to $21,000 annually. 

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The Cost of PrEP Costs without Insurance

There are currently two medications for PrEP: Truvada and Descovy. Truvada is approved for PrEP for adult and adolescent cisgender and transgender males and cisgender and transgender females. Descovy was approved for PrEP in 2015, but it is only available for cis-gender males and transgender females currently.

A prescription for PrEP can add up to over $21,000 annually – as it costs $1,758.00 for a thirty-day supply if purchased without insurance or other payment programs.

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Alyssa Corso

Alyssa is a Senior Marketing Associate & Content Writer at Mira. She is passionate about educating others on how to affordably access healthcare.

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