What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. This is a course of HIV drugs taken by HIV-negative people to prevent the disease, and can virtually eliminate the risk of HIV if taken consistently and correctly. PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool, and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection as opposed to being used by itself. However, people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every three months.

Should I consider PrEP?

  • Are you HIV-negative?
  • Are you in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner?
  • Are you gay or bisexual and had unprotected sex or been diagnosed with an STI in the last 6 months?
  • Have you injected drugs in the past 6 months?
  • Are you a straight man or woman who does not use condoms regularly?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, call today to schedule a PrEP consultation with one of our providers.
203.852.9525