How Much Does Pep Cost

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...works for non-occupational exposure. We don't know how soon after exposure to HIV someone has to start PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, once or more each day, for at least 30 days. PEPcosts between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could mean that you develop HIV infection. It could also allow the virus to develop resistance to...
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Am I eligible for PEP?

Hello Doctor,My situation is this: Wednesday afternoon, I had sex with a random male partner and the condom broke. I was the insertive partner and my penis was completely exposed. I went to the bathroom to wash with soap and tried to piss, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...warrant a recommendation for PEP. The requirement that you know what drugs your partner is taking is preposterous! Yes, PEP is costly; however, preventing an HIV infection is priceless! PEP is covered by all insurance plans and should be... Read more »

I need a "PEP" talk

Dr. Bob,I feel very uninformed on the use of PEP...Can you purchase this pre-exposure and carry with you in case of exposure?Do you need a prescription or purchase off the shelf?Is there a % of how effective it is if used within 72 hours?Thanks for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, several times each day, for at least 30 days. PEPcosts between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could... Read more »

Indonesian Hooker & PEP

Hi Dr Bob. I have, unfortunately, been a very engaged reader of this site on more than one occasion and for all the wrong reasons. However, my own irresponsibility aside, I think that you and your colleagues are doing sch a tremendous service that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, several times each day, for at least 30 days. PEPcosts between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could... Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...PEP. PEP is not a "morning-after pill." It is a program of several drugs, several times each day, for at least 30 days. PEPcosts between $600 and $1,000. For best results, you have to take every dose of every PEP medication. Missing doses could... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya

...was initiated first, followed by non-occupational PEP (nPEP). Antiretroviral regimens were based on national PEP guidelines, cost and accessibility, and prevailing HIV prevalence. Emerging side effects data and cost improvements affected regimen... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Sexual Exposures

...also extremely expensive (especially the protease inhibitors). Taking these drugs unnecessarily can easily raise health-care costs needlessly (even if you pay for the drugs yourself). Like it or not, we have to carefully look at health-care... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...it can be used to fertilize a woman and produce a healthy baby. These procedures are effective but very expensive. A recent cost estimate was about $10,000, and medical insurance will probably not cover the cost. It can be very difficult to find... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New California Law Could Increase Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis HIV Medication

...which would be difficult, according to the Bee . Some people are concerned that increasing the availability of PEP -- which costs between $640 and $1,700 per person -- could lead to an increase in high-risk behaviors, but advocates of PEP say... Read more »