PrEP is a medication that prevents HIV-negative people from acquiring HIV. It’s a game-changer in our mission to end HIV.
When taken on a daily basis, PrEP ensures there is enough anti-HIV medication in the body to significantly reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV if exposed during condomless sex.
There are currently two recommended ways of taking PrEP: daily PrEP and PrEP 2-1-1.
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Pre-Exposure means it needs to be taken before sex – and Prophylaxis is a scientific term for something that prevents an illness.