HIV PROTECTION MEDICATIONS
Take Charge. Protect Yourself.
Prophylactic treatments are given to prevent a disease from occurring. Thanks to advancements in medication, prophylaxis is now available for HIV. Taking these medications are a great way to manage your risk of HIV, no matter who your partners are!
PrEP - For an extra layer of protection
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of antiretrovirals in order to prevent HIV, even if an exposure has occurred. PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV by up to 99%. PrEP is suitable for use by any sexually active adult, but is strongly recommended for those who are at risk for HIV infections.
PEP - Making sure one night won't shape your whole life.
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) means taking antiretroviral medication after a potential exposure to HIV, in order to prevent infection. PEP must be started 72 HOURS after the potential exposure, and if taken correctly can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 81%. If you feel you have had an exposure with a high risk of HIV infection click here to contact our clinic immediately
PEP should only be used in emergency situations, and is not a suitable substitute for PrEP. If you plan on not using condoms or sharing needles and equipment, PrEP is a great option to reduce your HIV risk.