What is PrEP?
|PrEP is a pill you can take once a day to reduce the risk of HIV transmission.|
Learn more by watching the video linked below:
PrEP is a safe preventative tool to help you stay HIV negative, even if you do not use condoms or other barrier methods
Remember, condoms can help prevent pregnancy and other STIs; PrEP cannot. You can still use condoms even if you are on PrEP. PrEP only stops HIV if there is enough medicine in your body, so you need to take it as prescribed.
Is PrEP for you?
PrEP is not only a preventative tool, it becomes a part of your daily routine. Consider PrEP if you:
- Are sexually active
- Are thinking about dating someone who is living with HIV (read about U=U here)
- Are trying to have a baby with a partner who is living
- Do not always use condoms during sex or have recently had a Sexuall Transmitted Infection (STI)
- Have more than one sexual partner or your partner has sex with other partners
- Have a partner who does not like to get screened for STIs or HIV
- Have sex for money, drugs, or a place to stay
- Like to have sex while using drugs
4 Steps to PrEP
- Take PrEP as prescribed
- If you forget to take your PrEP, take it as soon as you remember
- Visit your doctor for refills and checkups every 3 months
- Don’t stop, restart, or change how you take your PrEP without talking to your doctor.
Remember, PrEP is available to you whether or not you have insurance. Be sure to ask your pharmacist or provider about patient assistance.
Where can I get PrEP in
North Central Community Health Clinic
Project ARK/The SPOT
Washington University in St. Louis PrEP Clinic
St. Mary’s Infectious Disease Clinic
Mercy Infectious Disease