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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

January 02, 2019

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or 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. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently. For more information about PrEP, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html