Be in the Know about PrEP!
"PrEP is an innovative HIV prevention strategy that could change the way we fight the AIDS epidemic.
What is PrEP?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The word prophylaxis means to prevent the spread of infection or disease. PrEP is a way for people who are HIV negative to prevent future HIV infections by taking one pill every day. The pill contains two medications that can help stop HIV from spreading in your body. If you are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, the medicines lower the chance that you will become infected with HIV. To be effective, PrEP must be taken every day and used along with other prevention methods like condoms. The pill currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration is called Truvada”
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