PrEP is for Youth

What is PrEP?

What is PrEP? Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexually Active Youth

What is PrEP?

PrEP is a way of protecting people without HIV from getting HIV. It involves taking one pill daily that greatly lowers your risk of getting HIV.  

PrEP is recommended to be taken in addition to using condoms for even better protection. It’s important to note: PrEP does not protect against gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes or genital warts.

PrEP is also not contraception and does not protect against pregnancy.

Why would someone take PrEP?

Some people find comfort in knowing they have added protection from getting HIV.

Who should take PrEP?

If you check one or more of the statements below, you may benefit from taking PrEP.

___ I am gay or bisexual and having sex

___ I don’t use condoms regularly when I have sex

___ I have been diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months

___ I have an HIV+ partner who is not undetectable

___ I have injected drugs in the past 6 months

Here are some additional ways to find out if you're at risk.

 

 

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