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About PrEP?

 PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a HIV prevention program. Within that program, there is a pill that is taken once daily to prevent getting HIV.



Are there different types of PrEP medication?

There are two medications approved for use as PrEP: Truvada® and Descovy®.


     - Truvada® is for all people at risk through sex or injection drug use. 

     - Descovy® is for people at risk through sex, except for people assigned female at birth who are at risk of getting HIV from vaginal sex.


Is PrEP safe?

     - PrEP is safe but some people may experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain.
       These side effects usually go away over time. 

     - Tell your health care provider about any side effects that are severe or do not go away.

     - Learn more about side effects from the Truvada® and Descovy®.

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