What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP is a daily pill for HIV-negative people that can help prevent HIV infection before exposure to the virus. PrEP is more than 90% effective when taken daily as prescribed, and can be used by both men and women.
There are more HIV prevention options than ever before.
Learn more about PrEP to decide if it’s right for you.
Getting tested is the only way to find out if you
have HIV. HIV tests are quick and painless.
You can’t tell if you have HIV just by the way
you feel because most people who get HIV
don’t have any symptoms for years.
Testing is a good idea if you’ve had unprotected
sex or if your partner tests positive for HIV. You
should also get tested if you’ve shared needles
with anybody (for shooting drugs, piercings, or
tattoos). If you’re pregnant, get tested for HIV
at your first prenatal visit.
PrEP does NOT prevent other sexually transmitted infections or pregnancy.
PrEP does NOT cure HIV; it is only intended for people who do not already have HIV.