PrEP KEY FACTS:
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can help prevent HIV infection in people who don’t have HIV but who are at high risk of becoming infected with HIV.
- PrEP involves taking an HIV medicine called Truvada every day. PrEP is most effective when taken consistently each day.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by taking PrEP every day, a person can lower their risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90% and from injection drug use by more than 70%.
- Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.