What is PrEP?
“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a method of HIV prevention available to all people who are HIV-negative. PrEP is an antiretroviral medication also known as Truvada. PrEP is only available with a doctor’s prescription and is covered by most insurances.
Side effects / Healthcare
Consult your healthcare provider to see if PrEP is right for you.
What is PEP?
“PEP” stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. PEP is taken after possible exposure to HIV is suspected and is used as an emergency preventative method against contracting HIV. PEP must be taken within 72 hours of possible exposure and is taken every day for 28 days.
PEP is not guaranteed to prevent HIV transmission after exposure, but it can greatly reduce the possible risk of infection.
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