Offered PrEP at a party?

When it comes to partying on PrEP, make sure you’re partying smart. There are many important reasons to NOT accept PrEP at a party, though most importantly, PrEP must be taken for some time before exposure to HIV for it to be effective.

CDC guidelines state that PrEP reaches maximum protection against getting HIV through receptive anal sex after taking it daily for about 7 days. For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection after about 20 days of daily use.

As with any medication, talk with your healthcare provider about what’s right for you. Click here to find a PrEP friendly provider near you.

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