Save More Lives Provider Campaign is a statewide HIV prevention campaign for clinical providers funded by The Washington State Department of Health's End AIDS Washington initiative. The campaign was created to empower providers to learn about Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is a course of HIV medication that is taken by HIV-negative people to reduce their risk of acquiring the HIV infection.
Providers play an important role in responding to inquiries about PrEP from patients and community members. The resources below provide further information for providers interested in PrEP.
To learn more about the campaign, please go to PrEPsavesLives.org.
What is PrEP?
- PrEP information (webpage)
Guidance for PrEP Use
- CDC PrEP Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Informed Choice PrEP Counseling (webpage)
- PrEP Provider Pocket Guide (PDF)
- US Public Health Service Summary of Guidance for PrEP Use Table
- United States Preventative Service Task Force draft recommendations
- Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV
CDC PrEP clinical practice guidelines
- Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States, 2017 Update- A Clinical Practice Guideline (PDF)
- Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States, 2017 Update- Clinical Providers' Supplement (PDF)
CME/CNE Self-Study Module
- National Curriculum: Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Core Concepts - Introduction
- CDC Medscape article: Advancing PrEP in Practice: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges (Requires free Medscape log in)
- CDC Medscape article: Preventing HIV Infection in the Primary Care Setting: The Role of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (Requires free Medscape log in)
- Sexual Health and Your Patients - A Provider's Guide
- Sexual Health and Your Patients - Pocket Guide
- Sexual History Taking Toolkit - Includes Videos, Forms, Assessment, Questions to Ask Pocket Guide
PrEP is an A rated service under the USPTF. A key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the requirement that private insurance plans cover recommended preventive services graded with and A or B from the USPSTF without any patient cost-sharing.
NASTAD Billing and Coding Guide for HIV Prevention (PDF) (April 2016)
This coding guide will describe procedure (CPT®) and diagnosis code (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification, ICD-10) that health care professionals can use when submitting claims for reimbursement for HIV Prevention Services, including PrEP.
There are multiple programs that exist to help in covering the cost of the PrEP medication, TRUVADA®. Each assistance program is a little different with varying eligibility criteria. It is recommended that you talk with a local PrEP Navigator to get support in applying to these PrEP Drug Assistance Programs.
- Gilead Co-Pay Program: 877-505-6986
- Patient Access Network: 866-316-7263
- Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program: 866-512-3861
- Gilead Medication Assistance Program: 855-330-5479
- Washington State PrEP Drug Assistance Program: 360-236-3412
- Are You Ready for PrEP? - Infographic (PDF)
- PrEP Flow Chart (PDF) - information on: Check insurance plan, find provider, medical visits, get/pick up prescription, costs