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  • PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis.” It is a medication for people who are HIV-1 negative that helps prevent getting HIV-1 through sex
  • PrEP, either as an injection or daily pill, helps prevent someone from getting HIV from an HIV-positive partner
  • When taking PrEP, it’s important to take it as prescribed for it to be effective at preventing HIV
  • It’s important to know that PrEP does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and should always be used with condoms
  • When taken as prescribed, PrEP can help you stay protected against HIV if a condom breaks, isn’t used correctly, or isn’t used the whole time




Is PrEP right for me?

PrEP can help protect you if you don’t have HIV and any of the following apply to you:

You have had anal or vaginal sex in the past 6 months and you

  • have a sexual partner with HIV (especially if the partner has an unknown or detectable viral load),
  • have not consistently used a condom, or
  • have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in the past 6 months.

You inject drugs and you

  • have an injection partner with HIV, or
  • share needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers).

You have been prescribed PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and you

  • report continued risk behavior, or
  • have used multiple courses of PEP.

You may choose to take PrEP, even if the behaviors listed above don’t apply to you. Talk to your Arianna's care provider.

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