December 1, marks World AIDS Day, celebrated universally to bring awareness to the HIV pandemic, end stigma and heighten education globally. This year KCDC is honoring those who have lost their lives and those who continue to fight by providing resources for the LGBTQIA+ community on safe spaces for testing, along with programs aiming to make medication more affordable.
Community Testing Services
These wonderful clinics help provide free or reduced testing to the community along with comprehensive education and care plans. Appointments are easy to book and often you are able to walk in for testing.
KC Care Health Center
3 Locations across the City
Thrive Health Connect
Walk-in testing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7:30PM
Copay Assistance Programs
For individuals prescribed HIV treatment or Pre Exposure Reduced Prophylaxis (PrEP) companies Gilead and Teva provide copay assistance programs that help reduce medication copays or even eliminate medication cost all together.
If you have health insurance, make sure to check your Prescription Drug Formulary before the end of 2020 to make sure Gilead medications are covered, as many Insurancd companies are favoring Teva’s Generics. If they favor Teva, make sure to talk with your Health Care Provider to make the switch and avoid gaps in your treatment plan.
Gilead Copay Assistance Program
Teva Copay Coupon Card
Click on the medication you are taking (Truvata or Atripla) and you will see the copay assistance card for that medication.