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

There are two medications approved for use as PrEP: Truvada® and Descovy®. 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.


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 six 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 six months.

Also, if you inject drugs and have an injection partner with HIV, or share needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs (for example, cookers).

How do I pay for PrEP?

You can click on the link for more information about how to pay for PREP.   

CDC Fact Sheet for PrEP

How can I prevent getting or transmitting HIV?

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