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PrEP ("pre-exposure prophylaxis")
By taking one pill once per day, PrEP prevents HIV infection if you are exposed to the virus.
PrEP is prescribed for patients who have a high risk of contracting HIV. You should consider PrEP if:
- You are a man or woman who sometimes has sex without a condom.
- You're unsure of the HIV status of your sexual partners.
- You know your partner(s) is at risk (for example, your partner injects drugs or is having sex with people in addition to you).
- You have recently been diagnosed by a medical provider with a sexually-transmitted infection (STI).
If you think you may be at risk for contracting HIV, you are a candidate for PrEP. The first step is scheduling an appointment for a general health physical, blood tests for HIV, and tests for other infections contracted from sex partners.
Taking PrEP requires 90-day follow-up visits with your medical provider, and requires you to take the medication every day as prescribed.
You should not stop using condoms because you are taking PrEP. PrEP medications do not provide any protection from other infections you can get during sex, but condoms do.
Paying for PrEP
Whether you are insured or uninsured, no out-of-pocket expenses are incurred for PrEP medication.