PrEP Drug Assistance Program

PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Massachusetts Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program (PrEPDAP) helps Massachusetts residents pay for approved medications that can prevent the transmission of HIV. The program assists clients in need by covering out-of-pocket costs for Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine), including copays, co-insurance, and up-to-full-cost payments towards a deductible. PrEPDAP can also cover the full cost of Truvada, if necessary, for individuals who lack health insurance. Truvada is a medication which has been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of transmission of HIV between individuals and is the only FDA-approved medication for use as PrEP.

PrEPDAP is a program of the Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau of Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is administered by Community Research Initiative (CRI).

Download the following documents to apply for PrEPDAP:

 

Eligibility

To enroll in PrEPDAP, you must meet the following guidelines:

  • You live in Massachusetts
  • You are HIV-negative
  • You have a gross annual income not exceeding 500% of the federal poverty level ($60,300 as of January 31, 2017, with an allowance of $4,180 per dependent)

There are no age restrictions. U.S. citizenship is not required.

 

How to Enroll

To enroll in PrEPDAP, please complete the Enrollment Application and either:

Mail the completed and signed form with all support documentation to:

Community Research Initiative/PrEPDAP
The Schrafft’s City Center
529 Main Street, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02129

OR

Fax the completed and signed form with all support documentation to 617.502.1701

Please be sure to fill out the application completely and clearly; we cannot process applications with incomplete or missing information. From the time we receive your completed application materials, please allow at least five business days for your application to be processed. You will be notified by mail of our decision. All information submitted as part of your PrEPDAP application is kept strictly confidential. We suggest you make a copy of your application for your records.

Once you are enrolled in PrEP DAP, you will need to recertify your information each year to stay active in the program.

If you need assistance, contact your PrEP Navigator or call CRI’s PrEP Coordinator at (800) 228-2714.