PrEP is a once-daily pill for HIV-negative people that offers protection against HIV. PrEP is even more effective when combined with condoms and other prevention tools.
PrEP is affordable. A new Ohio program makes PrEP free for most Ohioans.
PrEP includes taking medication, getting regular HIV/STI testing, and having open and honest conversations with a doctor or nurse practitioner.
PrEP is for anyone who is okay with taking a daily pill to prevent HIV. High-risk populations encouraged to consider PrEP include:
- Gay and bisexual men
- Straight and bisexual women of color
- Trans women
- People who inject drugs
- People in a relationship where one person is living with HIV
PRE = Before
EXPOSURE = Coming into contact with HIV
PROPHYLAXIS = Treatment to prevent an infection
PrEP does NOT protect against other sexually transmitted infections and is NOT a vaccine.
Wondering if PrEP is right for you? Call the OHIV Hotline at 1-800-332-2437 and ask for the PrEP Health Navigator in your region.