So the first time I heard about PrEP, I’m like, ok, so what’s really with this medication? After taking PEP and seeing how, like you know, I was ok, I just decided to take PrEP. PrEP is pre-exposure prophylaxis. You take PrEP once a day to prevent yourself from acquiring HIV. I’m in my 20’s, I’m having fun, I’m doing what I want to do when I want to do it. I’m taking PrEP because I want to keep my status the way it is. I explain PrEP as if it is a birth control for HIV. Take birth control to prevent from being pregnant, take PrEP to prevent HIV. When I get tested now, I feel less anxious, less stress, I feel more empowered and confident. I feel like I value myself more, like I care more about my health and myself, to make sure that I’m healthy and living, like I’m good. For more information, go to prep.greaterthan.org.
“I explain PrEP as if it’s birth control for HIV. Take birth control to prevent pregnancy, take PrEP to prevent HIV.”
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For those who do not have HIV, PrEP offers another powerful means of protection. When taken as prescribed, this daily pill is highly effective in protecting against HIV.