“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means “to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease.” PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from taking hold in your body.
In several studies of PrEP, the risk of getting HIV infection was much lower—up to 92% lower—for those who took the medicines consistently than for those who didn't take the medicines. Along with other prevention methods like condoms, PrEP can offer great protection against HIV if taken every day.
Our PrEP Support Services are offered at no cost to you and our team can help you decided if PrEP is right for you and assist with finding doctors and financial assistance for the medication.
Call 719-578-9092 to schedule your PrEP consultation appointment.