PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV) is a pill that protects you from HIV. It can be used by people who are HIV negative to reduce their chance of acquiring HIV. It is a course of tablets that you can either take before and after sex OR take daily to cover unplanned sexual activity. All the options are fully explained below and can be discussed with a clinician when accessing your medication.
PrEP puts you in control.
‘pre’ is something you do before a risk of exposure (in this case to HIV)
‘prophylaxis’ is a treatment or action you can take to help prevent disease.