Learn about PrEP

Take control of your sexual health.

Learn about PrEP

Take control of your sexual health.

What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The oral daily medication or bi-monthly injectable medication work to prevent HIV from establishing infection inside the body.

What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The oral daily medication or bi-monthly injectable medication work to prevent HIV from establishing infection inside the body.

Who is PrEP for?

PrEP can be for everyone who are HIV negative and sexually active. Individuals from all backgrounds can benefit from HIV prevention strategies such as PrEP.

For patients who are HIV positive, Q Care Plus can assist you in finding a medical home for HIV treatment. People living with HIV can live normal, healthy lives if they are proactive in managing HIV.

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) means that a person with HIV who is on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV.

Who is PrEP for?

PrEP can be for everyone who are HIV negative and sexually active. Individuals from all backgrounds can benefit from HIV prevention strategies such as PrEP.

For patients who are HIV positive, Q Care Plus can assist you in finding a medical home for HIV treatment. People living with HIV can live normal, healthy lives if they are proactive in managing HIV.

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) means that a person with HIV who is on treatment with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV.

How effective is PrEP?

PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.  PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken as prescribed. PrEP is less effective when not taken as prescribed.

How effective is PrEP?

PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.  PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken as prescribed. PrEP is less effective when not taken as prescribed.

How long does PrEP take to work?

PrEP pills reach maximum protection from HIV at about 7 days of daily use.

For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP pills reach maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.

*Information provided by the CDC

How long does PrEP take to work?

PrEP pills reach maximum protection from HIV at about 7 days of daily use.

For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP pills reach maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.

*Information provided by the CDC

Side effects of taking PrEP

Side effects of taking PrEP can vary depending on the brand of medication being used.

Common side effects in people taking PrEP are diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. Please contact your Q Care Plus provider if you have any side effects and need support.

Side effects of taking PrEP

Side effects of taking PrEP can vary depending on the brand of medication being used.

Common side effects in people taking PrEP are diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. Please contact your Q Care Plus provider if you have any side effects and need support.

Click below to learn more about the different types of PrEP and side effects

Click below to learn more about the different types of PrEP and side effects

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