Through Community Resource Initiative’s PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) and nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis) drug assistance programs, clients gain quick, easy access to medications, with no out-of-pocket cost, which decreases the risk of HIV transmission – before or after a potential exposure.
What is PrEP and nPEP?
- PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), when taken as prescribed prior to sex and/or injection drug use can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV. Learn more about PrEP and gain access to medication, through our PrEP drug assistance program (PrEPDAP)
- nPEP is medication taken within 72 hours after a potential HIV exposure and is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce the possibility of HIV infection. Learn about nPEP and get access immediately
If you or your client may have been exposed to HIV, we can help. Contact us immediately for preventative medication—our staff is always on call.Contact us about PrEP and PEP
How can we help?
PrEP Drug Assistance Program
Learn more about PrEP and gain access to medication
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), when taken as prescribed prior to sex and/or injection drug use, can significantly reduce the risk of contracting HIV. This program helps cover PrEP costs for eligible clients.Get PrEP
nPEP Drug Assistance Program
Learn how to get PEP access immediately
PEP can be taken after a potential exposure to HIV has occurred and is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV that reduces the possibility of HIV infection. PEP needs to be taken within 72 hours of exposure.Access to Urgent PEP Medication
Need help navigating insurance?
Community Resource Initiative offers hands-on guidance navigating insurance, ensuring that people seeking PrEP can get—and keep—comprehensive health coverage, covered access to PrEP, and avoid gaps in treatment and care.Learn more about how we can help
HIV Drug Assistance Program
Learn more about HDAP & how to apply
HDAP provides access to life-saving medications and health insurance for people living with HIV in Massachusetts.HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP)
What is nPEP?
nPEP is medication taken immediately after a known high-risk HIV exposure has occurred. PEP is a type of antiviral therapy for HIV designed to reduce the possibility of HIV infection and needs to be taken within 72 hours of exposure. Learn about nPEP and get access immediately.nPEP Program
Meet the Prevention Team
Senior Manager Biomedical Intervention Programs
Biomedical Prevention Program Manager
Christina (Chris) Cook
PrEPDAP/nPEP Program Specialist
PrEP/nPEP Health Insurance Enrollment Specialist
For individuals requiring urgent access to nPEP after 6pm and on days Community Resource Initiative is closed, please call 617.502.1700 and select option #6 to leave a message for on-call Community Resource Initiative staff
We want to hear from/about anyone in Massachusetts who is having trouble accessing PrEP or PEP. Call us today for assistance.Contact