Easy-going protection

It’s a breeze starting PrEP at Optimal Pharmacy. Easy and convenient to get PrEP & prevent HIV. 

No hassles. No guesswork.

Only one daily pill

to get protected effectively.


and professional support

Up to 99% effective

at preventing HIV.

What is PrEP and how to get started?

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is an HIV prevention method in which people who don’t have HIV take HIV medicine to reduce their risk of getting HIV if they are exposed to the virus. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. Get in touch with our specialists to start.

Yes, I need this! Let's do it.

Low or Zero Copay and Assistance programs.

The cost of PrEP is covered by nearly all health insurance plans. Check with your health insurance company about coverage for the medication and about co-pay costs. If you do not have health insurance, you may be able to get PrEP at no or low cost. 

Our PrEP team is here to guide you.

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“So glad I switched to your pharmacy. The best decision I ever made!! To the family that runs the pharmacy, I wish them the best of luck. I had the pleasure of meeting Allen, very nice, helpful, and a fun guy to be around. Thank you for changing my mind, I’m very happy!”

K.C. | Optimal Patient
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“Thank you for helping me get my medication that is essential to my health during this crazy time when everyone is basically in quarantine and there’s no telling what our future holds. I highly recommend this pharmacy to anyone that needs help, they deliver your medication and you don’t have to spend time going anywhere. This pharmacy actually cares about helping people and they are doing everything they can to provide the best service possible!”

T.J. | Optimal Patient
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“I must say the high level of customer service from the pharmacist at Optimal Pharmacy exceeded all my expectations.

They are always available by phone or text to provide me with excellent and very professional customer service. “

A.W. | Optimal Patient

Is PrEP Safe?

PrEP is safe. No significant health effects have been seen in people who are HIV-negative and have taken PrEP for up to 5 years. Because PrEP is for people who are HIV-negative, you’ll have to get an HIV test before starting PrEP

Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that you should be free to choose the best option for you. We are here to provide the best guidance and assistance you deserve.

PrEP is a combination of two anti-HIV medications, tenofovir and emtricitabine, sold under the brand name “Truvada.” It is one pill, taken once a day taken by HIV negative people to prevent HIV infection. Other anti-HIV drugs are being studied to find out if they can be used as PrEP.

When taken every day as prescribed, PrEP is estimated to provide at least 99% protection against HIV infection for sexual transmission among men who have sex with men. PrEP also has demonstrated efficacy in protection against HIV transmission for injection drug users and for heterosexual men and women. PrEP does not protect you from other STDs.

The federal guidelines recommend PrEP for certain HIV-negative persons who are at elevated risk for exposure to HIV. These include the following:

  • If you are in a sexual relationship with a person of unknown HIV status and you don’t regularly use condoms
  • If you are in a sexual relationship with an HIV-positive person, whether or not you consistently use condoms
  • If you are in a sexual relationship with a person that you know is at risk for exposure to HIV (such as someone who injects drugs or has sex with other people besides you)
  • If you are male and have anal sex with men without condoms
  • If you inject drugs
  • If you’ve recently had a sexually transmitted infection, such as gonorrhea or syphilis
  • If you have an HIV-positive partner and are considering getting pregnant

PrEP is generally well-toleratedAbout 40% of patients may experience minor side-effects in the first month, such as upset stomach, but for most patients these symptoms resolve within 1-2 months Most people taking PrEP do not experience substantial side effects, although it is important to have your doctor monitor for rare instances of kidney function problems, which can be easily resolved. In terms of safety, one study has estimated PrEP is as safe as aspirin.

According to the CDC, when taken every day as prescribed, “PrEP reaches maximum protection from HIV for anal receptive sex at about seven days. For other sexual activities, including insertive anal sex, vaginal sex, and for injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection at about 20 days of daily use.”

The cost of PrEP is covered by nearly all health insurance plans. Check with your health insurance company about coverage for the medication and about co-pay costs. Gilead, the maker of the medication Truvada that is prescribed for PrEP, has a co-pay assistance program.

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