The Preptrack Blog

The Preptrack Blog


What is PrEP?

Jonathan Lawson

January 6, 2022

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, which prevents HIV infection before exposure. It’s a pill you can take if you’re HIV-negative that can help to stop you getting HIV, if you take it in the right way and at the right times both before and after you have sex. Across the UK, PrEP is now available for free to everyone through the NHS. PrEP provides protection from HIV, but it has no effect on other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and it won’t stop you getting pregnant.

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Is PrEP for me?

Jonathan Lawson

November 26, 2021

PrEP is a tablet you can take to help protect yourself from becoming HIV-positive. If you don’t already have HIV, then there’s a good chance that you can use PrEP. You can take PrEP in different ways but not all of them are suitable for everyone. What is PrEP? PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, meaning it’s a medication that you need to take both before and after having unprotected sex to prevent yourself from being infected by HIV.

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