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How do I get PrEP?

Getting PrEP has never been easier. There are several ways to get started on PrEP. To begin PrEP, you must take an HIV test to ensure that you do not have HIV.  While taking PrEP, you must visit your healthcare provider for HIV/STI screenings, follow-up visits, and medication refills every 3 months. Here are a few tips on how to get started with PrEP:

  • Do your research: Find out more information about PrEP from trustworthy sources like the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), HIV.gov, or the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and decide if PrEP is right for you.​​

  • Talk to your provider: If you're PrEP-curious, talk to your healthcare provider. If your provider isn't aware of PrEP, encourage them to visit our provider FAQs to learn more.​​

  • Use a mobile app: Mobile applications are a great way to get started on PrEP. Apps such as Plushcare can connect you to PrEP right away regardless of insurance status! 

I still have questions. What do I do?

​You may have more questions about taking, getting, or prescribing PrEP. You're certainly not alone. Granite State PrEP Connect offers free and confidential PrEP navigation services. We operate a PrEP line to answer your questions about PrEP medication, insurance coverage, medication assistance programs and providers throughout New Hampshire. Some of the benefits of PrEP navigation include:​

  • Accurate and fast information on all things PrEP and sexual health

  • Help to navigate insurance and payment assistance programs to keep PrEP affordable

  • An open line to talk and work through any concerns that may come up

  • Link to supportive services including HIV/STI testing, condoms, substance use services, and more