Prevention & support for sexual health

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) or PrEP is a prevention strategy for non-infected people with HIV, but who are highly exposed to it. PrEP is a combination of two antiretrovirals -tenofovir and emtricitabine- in a single oral tablet.

PrEP reduces the risk of HIV transmission during potential HIV exposure by blocking replication of the virus if it enters the system and preventing permanent infection of the body.

It is important to note that PrEP is a highly effective method for preventing HIV, but it offers no protection against other STBBIs. This strategy is strongly recommended by health professionals in the prevention of HIV and has shown very positive impacts on the reduction of new infections worldwide, especially when its assès is facilitated.

PrEP is not available over the counter. You can access PrEP from your family doctor if you have one

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