Advancements in technology and medicine has led to the creation of a daily pill that helps prevent contracting and the spread of HIV.
According to Hivcare.org, PrEP is best for those who:
“1. Have an HIV positive partner
2. Have an at-risk HIV partner:
a. This would include individuals who have had anal or vaginal sex without condoms.
b. People who have had sex partners in the past six months that do not know their HIV status
c. People who use injection drugs
- Have a partner that has sex partners who do not use condoms regularly
- Have a partner that has been diagnosed with another STD in the past six months (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hpv)
- Have injected drugs, shared needles, or recently undergone treatment for drug use in the past six months”
You should still always use condoms with PrEP pills.
Please note that Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is not designed for those that are already HIV positive. Instead, it is meant for people who are at high risk for coming in contact with vaginal, semen, and/or blood fluids.
Ask your doctor or request an appointment with us for more guidance with PrEP.