Mar. 16, 2019

PrEP: A daily pill to prevent HIV

PrEP: A daily pill to prevent HIV

PrEP is           

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, PrEP is an HIV prevention method that involves HIV negative people taking anti-HIV medications daily to help prevent infection.
  • When taken as prescribed PrEP is over 90% effective.
  • PrEP is for women, men, transgender individuals, and people of all sexual orientation and gender identities.
  • PrEP can help protect you from getting HIV, especially when combined with other safer sex practices like using condoms.

Who should take PrEP?

  • Those having partners who are HIV-positive.
  • Anyone who shares drug injection equipment.
  • Those having anal and/or vaginal unprotected sex with partners whose HIV status you do not know – especially if you have multiple partners.

Interested in starting PrEP?

You can get PrEP at AIDS Foundation Houston! Call 832-874-5380 to set up an appointment.

  • PrEP is a prescription drug, and can only be prescribed by a medical provider. Before you start PrEP, a medical provider will need to draw your blood and order lab tests to ensure that you do not already have HIV and that it is safe for you to start PrEP.
  • While you are on PrEP, you will need to continue to see a medical care provider for regular check-ups and HIV tests

AFH and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have resources on HIV prevention and education. Visit and the NLM AIDSource website ( for additional education, materials, and videos.

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