PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
What Is PrEP?
Pre = Before
Exposure = Coming in contact with
Prophylaxis = Something that prevents infection
PrEP is a safe and effective once-a-day pill that helps prevent HIV. PrEP is a prevention option for HIV-negative people who are at risk of HIV and is more than 90% effective in preventing HIV when taken consistently. PrEP is available for at-risk HIV-negative individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
If you are HIV negative and answer "yes" to any of the question below, PrEP could be right for you.
In the past 12 months have you:
- Had sex with an HIV-positive person or a person whose HIV status you don't know?
- Used condoms only sometimes or not at all during sex?
- Been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (i.e., gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis)?
- Used needles or syringes used by another person?
Drexel Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice's PrEP navigator will help connect you to a PrEP provider and will offer additional resources and continued support.
Want to learn more or get connected to PrEP services?
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.
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