PrEP is short for “pre-exposure prophylaxis.” PrEP is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When a person goes on a PrEP plan he or she takes one pill daily.
The CDC reports that when taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92-percent.
Come into the Farias Medical Center to find out more about PrEP.