Getting help paying for COMPLERA®

If you’re concerned about how you will pay for your treatment, start by talking to your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to help you apply for assistance. Gilead offers and supports several programs that could help.

Be sure to check with your insurance company, as most HIV-1 treatments are covered.

The Gilead Advancing Access® program

Advancing Access is committed to helping patients understand their insurance and obtain coverage for their treatment. Advancing Access is also available to help eligible patients afford their medication.

If eligible, Advancing Access is available to help with

  • Lowering co-pays* and finding other co-pay support
  • Finding and understanding insurance
  • Prior authorization and resolving coverage and benefits

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The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
(PPA) Program

This program, an organization independent from Gilead, is designed to help uninsured Americans get the prescription medicines they need at no or low cost. To find out if you qualify, here’s all you need to do:

  1. Call toll-free 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
  2. Know the names of the medicines you take.
  3. If you have questions or need help applying, a trained specialist is there to assist you.

The call center accepts calls in English, Spanish, and approximately 150 other languages. You can also visit the website at

Government Programs
If you do not have insurance, help may be available through:

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What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?

COMPLERA can cause serious side effects:

  • Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include feeling very weak or tired, unusual (not normal) muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain with nausea or vomiting, feeling cold especially in your arms and legs, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and/or a fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • Serious liver problems. The liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and fatty (steatosis). Symptoms of liver problems include your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice); dark or “tea-colored” urine; light-colored stools (bowel movements); loss of appetite; nausea; and/or pain, aching, or tenderness on the right side of your stomach area.
  • You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or serious liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking COMPLERA or a similar medicine for a long time. In some cases, lactic acidosis and serious liver problems have led to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of these conditions.
  • Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. COMPLERA is not approved to treat HBV. If you have HBV and stop taking COMPLERA, your HBV may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking COMPLERA without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health.


COMPLERA is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in people 12 years and older. It can be used in people who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before and who have an amount of HIV-1 in their blood (“viral load”) that is no more than 100,000 copies/mL. It can also replace current HIV-1 medicines for some people who have an undetectable viral load (less than 50 copies/mL) and whose healthcare provider determines that they meet certain other requirements. COMPLERA combines 3 medicines into 1 pill taken once a day with food. COMPLERA is a complete HIV-1 treatment and should not be used with other HIV-1 medicines.

COMPLERA does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. To control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses, you must keep taking COMPLERA. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 to others. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.

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