What is PrEP?
- PrEP (Pre-Exposure
Prophylaxis) is an HIV prevention approach that uses anti-HIV
drugs on HIV negative individuals as a method to prevent HIV infection.
- Truvada, an FDA approved anti-HIV drug is now available for use as PrEP.
combined with other prevention strategies, PrEP can reduce HIV
infection risk among men who have sex with men, transgender women, and
heterosexual men and women. No data are available regarding benefits
for injection drug users.
- PrEP should only be used by individuals who are HIV
has shown to be effective in some populations when used in combination
with regular HIV testing, condoms, and other proven prevention methods.
Is PrEP a cure for HIV?
is part of a comprehensive HIV prevention approach, not a cure for
HIV. HIV negative individuals who have sex with someone who is
positive or has an unknown status may
take antiretroviral medication (PrEP) to lower their chances of
becoming infected if they are exposed to it.
- PrEP is not used by HIV positive individuals to treat HIV
For more information on PrEP visit http://prepfacts.org/
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