WHAT IS PrEP?
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) means routinely taking prescription medicine before you're exposed to HIV to help reduce your chances of getting it.
PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV. PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken as prescribed.
The Alliance for Positive Health can help you get access to PrEP if needed.
ONE PILL A DAY CAN PREVENT HIV
WHO SHOULD USE PrEP?
PrEP is for people who are HIV-negative and may have a higher chance of getting HIV through sex. If you can check any of these boxes, you should consider PrEP.
You don't always use condoms
You recently had an STI
You have sexual partner(s) who don’t know their HIV status
You have sex in an area where HIV is more common
WHY USE PrEP?
PrEP is an FDA-approved medication shown to be SAFE and EFFECTIVE at preventing HIV infection in HIV-negative individuals.
PrEP has the power to save lives and foster healthier communities.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
There are 2 oral medications available through Gilead, Descovy and Truvada. There is also an injectible, Aptetude, by Viiv Healthcare.
HOW TO GET PrEP
First things first. Get tested.
The Alliance for Positive Health will talk to you about options and help you get access to PrEP if you test negative.