O'Neill Institute | March 9, 2020Read the Publication
This Quick Take document discusses the final recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and why the PrEP recommendation matters. The USPSTF PrEP recommendation has the potential to increase access to PrEP for HIV prevention and means that most private health plans and all Medicaid-expansion programs must cover PrEP without cost-sharing. To support effective implementation of this recommendation, the document outlines critical actions that are needed from federal agencies, health plans, health departments and insurance regulators, and providers and communities. Implementation of the recommendation must ensure access to comprehensive PrEP services and require coverage without cost-sharing of new PrEP regimens as they become available.