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“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is an FDA-approved prevention pill for people who don’t have HIV, but who have a greater chance of becoming
HIV-positive. When taken every day, PrEP can prevent an HIV infection by over 92 percent. You can use PrEP with other prevention methods, like condoms,
to offer more protection. For PrEP to work, people who use it must take it every day and follow up with their doctor or medical team member every 3
months.

PrEP is designed for anyone who does not have HIV, but who has a greater chance of becoming HIV-positive. It can be prescribed to heterosexual people,
gay and bisexual people, transgender people, non-binary people, and more. PrEP helps people who inject drugs to stay HIV-negative, and those whose
sexual partner(s) include people who are HIV-positive, stay HIV-negative.

You might consider PrEP if:

  • You and/or your partner(s) don’t always use condoms (external or internal) when you have sex.
  • You have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the last six months.
  • You’re unsure of the HIV status of your sexual partner(s).
  • Your sexual partner(s) are HIV-positive.
  • You are a person who injects drugs, or you’re having sex with an injection drug user.
  • You are HIV-negative and interested in taking PrEP.

 

Our PrEP Clinic team can help you schedule an appointment with a medical provider and quickly assist
you with future refills. To learn more about PrEP, visit PrEPforDC.com or call 202.939.7690
to speak to a member of our PrEP Clinic team.

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