If you are HIV-negative and exposed to HIV, PrEP and PEP can stop HIV from infecting your body.
What are PrEP and PEP?
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection. If you take PrEP every day, it greatly reduces your risk of HIV.
- PrEP can protect you if you’re at risk of exposure to HIV through sex or injecting drugs. and are ready to take a daily pill.
- If you are HIV-negative and worry about HIV infection, ask your doctor if PrEP may be right for you.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is an emergency medication that you begin taking right after you are exposed to HIV. You continue taking PEP for 28 days.
- PEP can protect you after you have anal or vaginal sex without a condom with someone who has, or might have, HIV, or if you were exposed to HIV while injecting drugs.
- If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, go immediately to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP.
Let's stop HIV
- If you are HIV-negative, PrEP and PEP can help you stay that way.
- If you are HIV-positive, PrEP and PEP can help protect your partners.