What is PrEP?
- Pre = Before
- Exposure = coming into contact with HIV
- Prophylaxis = treatment to prevent an infection.
PrEP is a daily (taken once a day) HIV prevention pill that's part of a comprehensive prevention strategy.
How effective is it?
PrEP is greater than 90% effective at preventing HIV. However, it does not protect against STIs or pregnancy.
How can I get it?
PrEP can be prescribed by any health care provider. Some or all costs of the medication can be covered by insurance, Medicaid, and patient assistance programs.