PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is an FDA-approved, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended daily prevention pill for HIV-negative people who are especially vulnerable to getting HIV. Taken daily, PrEP is up to 99% effective at preventing HIV.
You might consider PrEP if you:
Don’t always use condoms with your partner(s)
You have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the last six months
You’re unsure of the HIV status of your sexual partners
You’re in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner who may or may not be on HIV treatment
You are a person who injects drugs or you’re in a sexual relationship with an injection drug user
You’re HIV-negative and interested in PrEP
PrEP is not for everyone – but everyone should consider it as part of their options of power and autonomy in their sexual life.