What is

PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill for people who do not have HIV who want added protection. It is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV. Your health care provider can help you decide if PrEP is a good fit. Some things to consider: how often you (and/or your partners) use condoms; whether you know the HIV status of your partners and if they are on ongoing treatment; and/or whether you have recently had any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Frequently Asked Questions

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The U.S. Women and PrEP
Working Group

The U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group is a national ad-hoc advocacy coalition of women’s health advocates, health care providers and researchers exploring and advocating around the key issues arising for women in domestic PrEP research and implementation.

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL DATA ON WOMEN AND PrEP

DATA ON PREGNANT WOMEN AND PrEP USE

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OUR TRANSGENDER AFFINITY GROUP

Since its formation, the U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group has always included transwomen. But sometimes, inclusion isn’t enough. The Working Group is launching an affinity group (a subset of the full U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group) that will focus on naming and creating an advocacy agenda for transgender women and PrEP. The Transgender Women & PrEP Affinity Group is open to transwomen, people on the trans feminine spectrum and their allies.

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FAQ

PrEP is a daily pill for people who do not have HIV who want added protection. It is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV. Your health care provider can help you decide if PrEP is a good fit. Some things to consider: how often you (and/or your partners) use condoms; whether you know the HIV status of your partners and if they are on ongoing treatment; and/or whether you have recently had any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

 
IS PrEP
EFFECTIVE?
HOW QUICKLY
DOES PrEP
WORK?
DO I CONTINUE TAKING 
PrEP?
HOW MUCH DOES PrEP COST?
DOES PrEP WORK AFTER HIV EXPOSURE?