Questions about long-
acting HIV prevention?
Read on!

APRETUDE is given every other month by a healthcare provider after initiation injections have been given 1 month apart for 2 consecutive months. It’s important to attend all appointments.

Questions about
long-acting HIV
prevention?
Read on!

APRETUDE is given every other month by a healthcare provider after initiation injections have been given 1 month apart for 2 consecutive months. It’s important to attend all appointments.

Learn more about APRETUDE

 

  • Can APRETUDE keep me HIV-1 negative?

    APRETUDE for PrEP is used to reduce the risk of sexually getting HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents weighing at least 77 pounds (35 kg).

    To help you stay continuously protected from HIV, it is important that you receive APRETUDE as scheduled. Stay under the care of a healthcare provider while receiving APRETUDE.

    See the APRETUDE clinical study results >

Getting started on APRETUDE 

 

  • How do I start taking APRETUDE?

    The first step is to talk to your healthcare provider. If they prescribe APRETUDE, they will discuss how it is a long-acting* HIV prevention option dosed every other month, and can answer any questions that may come up. 

    *APRETUDE is given every other month by a healthcare provider after initiation injections have been given 1 month apart for 2 consecutive months. It’s important to attend all appointments. Your healthcare provider may prescribe about a month of once-daily starter pills.

  • How much does APRETUDE cost? Will my insurance cover it?

    If you’re prescribed APRETUDE, you can enroll in ViiVConnect to determine your insurance coverage and find out if you’re eligible for programs that may help lower your out-of-pocket costs.

    The amount you pay for APRETUDE will largely depend on your insurance coverage, so contact your provider, as they know the details of your plan. Federal law requires that insurance plans cover certain items and services associated with PrEP. Your doctor’s office, insurance provider, and ViiVConnect can help you better understand your out-of-pocket costs.

    APRETUDE Savings Program

    Eligible patients may pay as little as a $0 copay per fill on select prescribed ViiV Healthcare medications.
    Click to learn about eligible medications and their yearly coverage amounts.

What to expect the day of your injection appointments

 

  • Does the injection hurt?

    In the APRETUDE clinical studies, the most common side effect was injection-site reactions.

    Injection-site reactions included pain, tenderness, hardened mass or lump, swelling, bruising, redness, itching, warmth, loss of sensation at the injection site, abscess, and discoloration.

    See the APRETUDE clinical study results >

  • What if I am traveling and can’t make my injection appointment?

    While it is important that you receive APRETUDE as scheduled, things do come up. If you can’t make your scheduled Target Appointment Date, be sure to contact your healthcare provider right away to set up a new appointment and to talk about your options. You’ll have a Flexible Appointment Window—from 7 days before to 7 days after your Target Appointment Date. 

    If you miss a dose or stop your injections, contact your healthcare provider right away to help you stay protected from HIV.

Who is at risk for HIV?

 

  • Who is most at risk for HIV? Am I at risk of getting HIV through sex?

    HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, age, or where they live. APRETUDE is only for sexually getting HIV-1. If you have sex without condoms with someone who is living with HIV or has an unknown status, if you have multiple partners, or if you have sex within a community where HIV is more common, you may want to talk to your healthcare provider about PrEP.  

    Learn more about HIV risk > 

  • Do women need PrEP?

    Women represent about 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses each year, according to a 2018 study. 55% of women diagnosed with HIV are Black and 18% are Hispanic/Latina, according to a 2019 study.  

  • Is PrEP just for gay men?

    Many people think that HIV only impacts gay men, but that simply isn’t the case. 

    A lot of people can benefit from PrEP, including cisgender women and transgender women.

Learning about PrEP

 

  • Can I get HIV from someone on PrEP?

    People who take APRETUDE, or any other PrEP, must be HIV-1 negative prior to and while taking it. No PrEP medicine is 100% effective, so regular HIV testing is important. APRETUDE is a prescription medicine that is used to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1. It helps lower the chances of getting HIV through sex. 

    To reduce your risk of getting HIV, know your HIV-1 status, get regular testing for other sexually transmitted infections, and practice safer sex by using a condom. Talk to your healthcare provider about other ways to reduce the risk of infection.

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