Short for “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy in which HIV-negative people take an oral pill once a day before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of HIV infection. PrEP must be taken for at least 7 days to reach optimal levels of protection against HIV.
Short for “post-exposure prophylaxis”. Officially, PEP can help if started within 72 hours after HIV exposure. But the newest research shows almost all of the protection disappears after 48 hours, so if you think you’ve had an exposure, reach out to our staff right away!