Is PrEP right for you? Find out with this infographic from the CDC.
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is an HIV prevention option that works by taking one pill every day. Are you ready for PrEP? These materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may help answer some of your questions.
People at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily as PrEP to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently. And remember, PrEP protects you against HIV but not against other STDs.
Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.
There are more HIV prevention options than ever before. Learn more about PrEP to decide if it is right for you.