Who can benefit from PrEP?

PrEP is a treatment for people who don't have HIV but are at a higher risk of contracting it. You should consult SJBPH, or your medical provider, about PrEP if you:

  • Don't regularly use condoms.
  • Have an HIV-positive sexual partner.
  • Have a sexual partner who is at high risk of contracting HIV (for example, if they engage in anal or vaginal sex with other people without using condoms, or if they use injectable drugs).
  • If you don't use condoms regularly and have anal or vaginal sex with multiple partners.
  • If you contracted another STD (like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis).
  • Perform sex work involving vaginal or anal sex.
  • Have you used drugs, shared needles, or been in drug treatment in the last six months?
  • If you're at high risk for HIV and are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding, PrEP could help you and your baby avoid contracting the virus.

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1. Do you want to start taking PrEP?
2. Who can benefit from PrEP?
3. How much does PrEP cost?
4. How do I get PrEP?
5. What else should I know about PrEP?
6. What are the risks of taking PrEP?