What is PrEP?

PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a safe and effective way to prevent HIV infection.


PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection from sex by more than 90 percent*

PrEP only works if you are HIV negative!

How does PrEP work?

PrEP works by following four simple steps:

  • Getting tested
  • Taking one pill each day to keep HIV from reproducing in your body
  • Using condoms always
  • Taking charge of your sexual health to stay HIV negative

PrEP is part of your HIV prevention toolkit that includes knowing your status and being aware of your sexual health.

Source for all data is: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html