PrEP Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

PrEP Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis


PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine people at risk for HIV take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.

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PrEP is highly effective at protecting you from HIV.

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Let's find out if PrEP is right for you.

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PrEP can have you protected from HIV 99.7% when taken daily.

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What is PrEP?

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine people at risk for HIV take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.

Are there different types of PrEP?

There are two medications approved for use as PrEP. Both options are 99.7% effective when taken daily. They have unique properties to each treatment. While one treatment may work best for one person another could be best for the next person. Open talks with your healthcare provider may help to best determine which option may be best for you.

  • Truvada is for all people at risk through sex or injection drug use.

  • Descovy is for people at risk through sex, except for people assigned female at birth who are at risk of getting HIV from vaginal sex.

Is PrEP safe?

  • PrEP is safe but some people experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. These side effects usually go away over time.

  • Tell your health care provider about any side effects that are severe or do not go away.


How effective is PrEP?

PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.

  • PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken as prescribed.

  • Although there is less information about how effective PrEP is among people who inject drugs, we do know that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV by at least 74% when taken as prescribed.

  • PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken as prescribed.

How long do I have to take PrEP before it is highly effective?

  • PrEP reaches maximum protection from HIV for receptive anal sex (bottoming) at about 7 days of daily use.

  • For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.

  • No data are available for insertive anal sex (topping) or insertive vaginal sex.




Is PrEP right for me?

PrEP may be right for you if you test negative for HIV, and any of the following apply to you:

You have had anal or vaginal sex in the past 6 months and you

  • have a sexual partner with HIV (especially if the partner has an unknown or detectable viral load),

  • have not consistently used a condom, or

  • have been diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months.

Injection Drug Use

Injection Drug Use

Injection Drug Use

You inject drugs and you

  • have an injection partner with HIV, or

  • share needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs (for example, cookers).

Can adolescents take PrEP?

Yes. PrEP is approved for use by adolescents without HIV who weigh at least 75 pounds (35 kg) and who are at risk for getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.