What is PrEP?
PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a pill to be taken daily by someone who is HIV negative that can reduce your chance of getting HIV. If you are at high risk of contracting HIV, then PrEP may be right for you. Daily PrEP use can lower the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90% and from injection drug use by more than 70%. You can combine additional strategies with PrEP to reduce your risk even further. Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV if it is used as prescribed and less effective when it is not taken consistently.
If you think you may be at high risk for HIV, talk to your doctor about PrEP. Taking PrEP will require you to follow-up regularly with your doctor. You will receive counseling on sexual behaviors and blood tests for HIV infection and to see if your body is reacting well to the medications.
Tell your doctor if you are having trouble remembering to take your medicine or if you want to stop PrEP. Most private and state Medicaid plans cover PrEP, as well as other funding sources.
Find out today if PrEP is right for you.
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