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HIV - AIDS Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)


If you are at risk of being infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), you and your doctor can decide if you can take medicines that may lower your risk. Taking these medicines is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Two common ways that people can have a higher risk are:

  • Having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV.
  • Sharing needles with someone who has HIV.