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Phoebe: I started going to a drop-in center for LGBT youth and I started asking them, what is that? What is PrEP? PrEP is the pre-exposure prophylaxis, it protects you from HIV. It doesn’t protect from other STIs, but it keeps you from having to get HIV. It’s just one more tool in my arsenal. I am slowly building myself up and that feels amazing.

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As a young transgender woman of color, Phoebe is using her voice to educate her friends, family and community about PrEP, the pill to prevent HIV.

Let’s Talk About PrEP!

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.

Click here to find out more about the pill to prevent HIV, including local PrEP providers.