Is PrEP for HIV Really Free? Understanding What PrEP Costs with Q Care Plus 

Is PrEP for HIV Really Free? Understanding What PrEP Costs with Q Care Plus 

Is PrEP for HIV Really Free? Understanding What PrEP Costs with Q Care Plus 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, the affordable HIV prevention medication better known as PrEP, is 99% effective at reducing the risk of getting HIV. In the ongoing battle against HIV, the once-daily PrEP pill, is one of the most powerful tools in HIV prevention. When used as prescribed, PrEP can help you stay protected from HIV.

How much does PrEP cost?

Because health care in the United States is expensive, you may wonder if you can afford PrEP or, (even better) if you can get it for free. The answer to both of those questions is YES! Q Care Plus‘s goal is to help make PrEP affordable for everyone. In fact, most (99%!) Q Care Plus patients pay $0 for their medical labs, visits, and prescriptions. Yes, free PrEP exists, and eligible patients can access it with Q Care Plus.

Get Online PrEP with Q Care Plus

HIV prevention methods, like getting on PrEP and taking it as directed, can help us end the HIV epidemic. To help us reach that goal, Q Care Plus works to help make PrEP affordable so as many people as possible, even people without insurance, can start taking it immediately. Q Care Plus’s mission is to make online PrEP free, available, and available for anyone who needs it.

Most Q Care Plus patients receive medical visits, lab tests and results, and PrEP prescriptions for free. We make this possible by working with partners and programs that help cover out-of-pocket expenses for PrEP. If you think you may be at risk of getting HIV, keep reading to find out how you can get PrEP online at a low cost.

Are You at Risk of Getting HIV?

PrEP is recommended for people who are sexually active, people who inject drugs, and anyone at risk of getting HIV.

PrEP may be right for you if you:

  • Have had or plan to have vaginal or anal sex
  • Have a partner who has HIV
  • Don’t use condoms every time you have sex
  • Tested positive for STDs in the past six months
  • Inject drugs or share needles
  • Have used HIV PEP more than once
  • Think you may be at risk for HIV

What People Get Wrong About Online PrEP

People take care of their health in different ways and may have personal reasons for not getting PrEP prescriptions online or through telehealth services (telePrEP). Not knowing what PrEP is, how to get PrEP without insurance, if insurance covers PrEP services and prescriptions, and where to search for a legitimate source that provides free PrEP online are some reasons why people are unsure about getting PrEP online. This is true even though getting a PrEP prescription online with Q Care Plus is one of the fastest and easiest ways to start protecting yourself against HIV. At Q Care Plus, a common reason our patients weren’t on PrEP yet was because they didn’t have the information. Let’s fix that!

Top 3 Reasons People Miss Out on Online PrEP

1. Not Knowing Who PrEP is For

The idea that PrEP is only for men who have sex with men (MSM) is not true. Getting PrEP online helps everyone who is at risk of HIV exposure. If you have sex with multiple partners, without condoms, or have a partner with HIV, PrEP can reduce your chances of getting HIV by 99%.

2. Thinking It’s a Scam When It’s Not

No medication’s effectiveness is determined by its cost. The PrEP medication you get online from Q Care Plus is the exact same medication you would get from an in-person doctor’s office or clinic and it’s just as effective when taken as prescribed. We prescribe two PrEP brands, Descovy and Truvada in addition to generic PrEP (if required by your insurance). You can receive the prescription you and your Q Care Plus provider decide is best for you for little to no cost.

To make sure our patients receive the highest quality online PrEP services, we staff our care teams with expert PrEP, HIV, and LGBTQ+ healthcare professionals. Our providers and team follow strict privacy and HIPAA laws to ensure your medical information and identity are safe and confidential. Healthcare providers at Q Care Plus are trained to offer high-quality HIV prevention and care remotely. So, while you may not see a doctor in person, online PrEP consultations are as thorough, faster, and easier than in-person PrEP services.

In the end, Q Care Plus’s goal is to get our patients on  PrEP fast and for free. By offering a convenient online PrEP service we can continue to do our part to end the HIV epidemic. No strings attached.

3. Thinking That Getting PrEP Medication Online is Complicated

Getting PrEP for free through Q Care Plus is simple. Our provider team is dedicated to making your online experience fast, smooth, and convenient. We make sure our online PrEP services are user-friendly and easy to sign up for. We even offer patients the choice of receiving confidential at-home testing kits or using local lab services to make sure the process of getting PrEP is the most comfortable for you.

The True Power of PrEP for HIV

The truth about PrEP is that, when taken as prescribed, it decreases the risk of getting HIV by 99%. When it comes to HIV prevention, getting PrEP online is the easy, fast way to protect yourself. However, it’s important to understand that PrEP does not protect against other forms of STIs. When you start using PrEP, many people choose to use condoms for an extra layer of protection against STIs. You can also talk to your Q Care Plus provider about getting a prescription for doxy-PEP (STI-PEP) to prevent STIs other than HIV at the same time as your PrEP prescription (note this is currently only available in some states).

If you are sexually active, inject drugs, or think you may be at risk of getting HIV, expert providers at Q Care Plus can help you decide if PrEP is right for you. We offer fast, free, and easy online access to PrEP services due to our community organization partnerships and government programs. Remember that most of our patients pay $0 for their medical visits, labs, and prescriptions. Just meet with your provider online and get your medication delivered discreetly to your door.

“…I genuinely didn’t think I’d ever be able to get put on PrEP. I thought there was no way I was going to afford it! Now, I’ve been on it for about a year and a half and will be continuing it for the foreseeable future! I’m so grateful for how Q Care Plus has increased access to PrEP and for how easy it has made the entire process – not stressful at all!“

“…my Q Care Plus Nurse Practitioner [is] amazing! If I ever have a question about something, he’s super helpful and answers in a timely manner! If I happen to be late submitting something, like my at-home lab kit, he’ll bring it up in order to get me back on track, which I think is super helpful and important, so I really appreciate it! If you’re considering Q Care Plus, I cannot recommend it enough because my experience with it and with Anthony have been nothing but positive!”

Austin A

Get Free Online PrEP Today

Take a huge step towards protecting yourself from HIV. Get PrEP online conveniently with Q Care Plus’s same-day, evening, or weekend online appointments. If you’re ready to get on PrEP now, Q Care Plus is an open-minded, sex-positive, gender-affirming team of providers that offers an easy, comfortable way to start. Get PrEP Online today judgement-free no matter what your unique health needs are.

This article was reviewed by Christopher Hall, MD, MS. 

Griselda J Castillo

Griselda J Castillo

Griselda J Castillo is a copywriter and content marketing professional with a passion for creating remarkable and engaging customer experiences. Her love of storytelling and communication is the driving force of her career. Griselda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, a Digital Marketing Certification from Cornell University, as well as Social Media and Content Marketing certifications from the Digital Marketing Institute. A writer by trade with a diverse background and impressive skill set, Griselda is committed to creating accessible and relevant content that inspires transformation in others.

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