Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is medicine taken to prevent getting HIV. PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV when taken as prescribed.
- PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99%.
- PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use by at least 74%.
PrEP is less effective when not taken as prescribed. Since PrEP only protects against HIV, condom use is still important for the protection against other STDs. Condom use is also important to help prevent HIV if PrEP is not taken as prescribed.
- PrEP Basics
- Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign: Prevention Resources
- Pocket Guide: PrEP pdf icon[PDF – 479 KB] and Folding Instructions pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
- Info Sheet: PrEP 101
- Video: PrEP
- Flyer: Paying for PrEP
- Fact Sheet: Acute HIV Infection: Information about Acute HIV Infection and PrEP pdf icon[PDF – 221 KB]
- Fact Sheet: Truvada Medication Information Sheet for Patients pdf icon[PDF – 187 KB]
- Brochure: Now’s the Time to Find Out About PrEP
- Brochure: PrEP Medication Guide – Reduce Your Risk of Getting HIV
- Brochure: PrEP Is for Women
- Video: Are You Ready for PrEP?