PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Prevent HIV with PrEP

PrEP (short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) allows you to take control of your sexual health and wellness. PrEP is a prevention method for people who are HIV-negative, but are vulnerable to getting HIV. When taken daily, PrEP is up to 99% effective at preventing new HIV infections.

 

PrEP is a key part of preventing new HIV infections, but does not block STDs/STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Only condoms can do that.

Interested in getting on PrEP? Contact our team! 

What is PrEP?

PrEP is an FDA-approved, CDC recommended daily prevention pill for HIV-negative individuals who are vulnerable to getting HIV. Taken daily, PrEP is up to 99% effective at preventing new HIV infections. Many people who take PrEP report feeling a sense of peace of mind while having sex, because they are taking their health into their own hands. That peace of mind reduces the fear and stigma associated with HIV.

PrEP is about self-determination. It is a tool that gives you the power to control your health. PrEP can be prescribed as Truvada or Descovy for gay and bisexual men, heterosexual men and women, for trans+ and gender nonconforming folks. PrEP is for everyone. PrEP can also help people who inject drugs stay HIV-negative.

 

Is PrEP Right for me?

You might consider starting PrEP if:

  • You have more than one sex partner.
  • You don’t always use condoms (external or internal) when having vaginal or anal intercourse.
  • “Always” means every time – not just sometimes! 😉
  • You are in an ongoing relationship with someone who has HIV.
  • You are unsure of your partner’s HIV status.
  • You have been diagnosed with an STD/STI in the past six months.
  • You have injected drugs in the past six months and have shared needles.

Is PrEP right for you? Talk to our Prevention team! 

We’re ready to answer your questions

Wondering if PrEP may be right for you? Our care navigators are here to help you find the right resources and answer your questions about PrEP! Whether you’re worried about the cost, how to get PrEP or where to get it, we’re ready to help.

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