HIV treatment and prevention expertise

Walgreens is committed to the fight against HIV and support for people living with HIV. Our URAC-accredited pharmacies and HIV-trained pharmacy teams support at-risk communities nationwide. We work collaboratively with providers, nurses and case managers, providing HIV treatment and prevention care designed to promote medication adherence, reduce potential medication side effects and avoid opportunistic infections.

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Walgreens is working toward the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals

75% reduction by 2025 and 90% reduction by 2030 of new HIV infections in the U.S.1


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Pharmacist expertise

All Walgreens pharmacists receive HIV prevention and stigma training. Select pharmacy teams have received advanced training on HIV therapies and patient access, helping foster stronger patient-provider relationships and working to reduce gaps in care.

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Commitment to the community

Walgreens has supported people living with HIV and AIDS for more than 40 years. By aligning our efforts with the new National HIV/AIDS Strategy and working closely with governmental, national and local organizations, we continue to close gaps in care to improve treatment adherence and quality of life.

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Preventing HIV with PrEP and PEP

Walgreens provides access to therapies for people living with or at risk of HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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Speed to therapy

Getting all medications quickly in one convenient location is important to patients. That’s why HIV prescriptions for treatment and prevention can be picked up at a local Walgreens location the same day they’re ordered.

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Focus on outcomes

Walgreens therapy programs help improve adherence for patients living with HIV and guide patient interactions so they can confidently manage their treatment and potential medication side effects.

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Holistic patient view

Every healthcare journey is different, and Walgreens specialty pharmacies are in a unique position to support patients throughout their treatments. With visibility into multiple aspects of care, we can help patients manage their condition and comorbidities.

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Financial assistance coordination

For eligible patients struggling to afford critical medications, we can help connect them to advocacy groups, local community organizations, drug manufacturers and other sources of financial aid.

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Working to end the pandemic

Since 2001, in support of National HIV Testing Day, we've provided 76,000+ free HIV tests through the Greater Than AIDS/Walgreens National HIV Community Partnership. More than 500 health departments and community organizations have participated in this program to date.

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Supporting those living with HIV

Supportive communities are crucial for people living with HIV and those at risk of contracting HIV. Our alliances with Greater Than AIDS, health departments, and AIDS service and community organizations are helping us support individuals while working to end the epidemic.

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Useful Links

Learn more about Walgreens services and programs

1. National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States 2022–2025. White House Office of National AIDS Policy. 2022.