PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Powerful Protection from HIV
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is medication that can help prevent HIV infection in people who are at risk of contracting the disease.
When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at substantial risk. People who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug and seeing their health care provider every three months for HIV testing and other follow-up.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool, and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. PrEP does not prevent other sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy.
Learn more about PrEP from the CDC.
Emergency Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a medication treatment regimen that can offer protection after a possible HIV exposure from sexual assault, occupational exposure, or during sex. It should be started within 36 hours but not beyond 72 hours after a potential exposure to HIV.
Call 518-262-6923 for additional information, eligibility, and requirements for PrEP.