PrEP 101

PrEP 101

What is PrEP and how does it work?

  • 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

What is PrEP and how does it work?

  • 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
What is PrEP & how does it work?
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APRETUDE is a long-acting* PrEP option you get every other month, instead of a PrEP pill you take every day.

*APRETUDE is given every other month by a healthcare provider after initiation injections have been given 1 month apart for 2 consecutive months.
Your healthcare provider may prescribe about a month of once-daily starter pills.

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Who can prescribe PrEP?

Any healthcare provider who is licensed to prescribe medication can prescribe PrEP, including primary care doctors. 

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Is long-acting PrEP right for you?

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