The Annex Teen Clinic helps young people take charge of their sexual health by providing confidential health services and education.
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, which is basically a way to protect people who don’t have HIV from getting HIV. Right now, there is one medication that is approved for PrEP, called Truvada. By taking one pill a day, Truvada is very effective at reducing the risk of getting HIV through sex.
It’s important to know your options when it comes to safer sex and preventing HIV. Using condoms correctly and consistently, getting tested regularly, and knowing the status of your sexual partners are still really great options for lowering your risk. PrEP is another tool available to you as an HIV prevention option, and some people find comfort in knowing they have added protection from getting HIV. If you are concerned about HIV, you should consider PrEP as an option for you.