PrEP is an amazing advancement in HIV prevention, but it’s not for everybody. It’s for HIV negative men and women, regardless of sexual orientation, who are:

  • At risk of being exposed to HIV through sexual activity or injecting drugs


  • In a relationship with a partner who is HIV positive
  • Already using condoms or other prevention methods and desire even more protection

PrEP Is A Powerful Tool For Your Prevention Toolkit.

If you’re sexually active, no prevention strategy is 100% effective. In addition to using PrEP, you should also:

  • Use condoms consistently and correctly
  • Get tested regularly for HIV and STDs with your partner
  • Choose sexual activity that has a lower risk, such as oral sex
  • If you inject drugs, participate in a drug treatment program or use sterile drug injection equipment


If you think you've had a potential HIV exposure in the last day or so, such as sex without a condom, needle-sharing injection drug use or sexual assault, there is another option called PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). Think of it as the morning-after pill for HIV prevention. Learn more