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Protect yourself from HIV. Taken daily, PrEP is an HIV prevention method for HIV negative people who are at risk of HIV infection.

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PrEPIS FOR EVERYONE

PrEP can be taken by anyone who is at a substantial on-going risk of acquiring HIV.

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What is oral PrEP?




Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a prevention method in which a HIV negative person at high risk of HIV infection takes oral tablets daily to prevent against getting infected with HIV.

Is PrEP used with a condom and contraceptives?

PrEP will only protect you against HIV and does not protect you from getting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and pregnancy. Using condoms will be the best way to prevent STI’s.


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Is PrEP safe?

PrEP is safe. However, a few individuals may experience occasional side effects. Side effects include headaches, nausea and abdominal discomfort which may be experienced occasionally for a short period and will usually reduce after a few weeks of taking PrEP.


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Who needs PrEP?

PrEP is for anyone who is HIV negative and at an ongoing risk of contracting the virus.  Such a person should visit the nearest health facility for a consultation with a health provider.If used consistently studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV.


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Is PrEP the same as PEP?

No. PrEP is not the same as PEP. PrEP is used by a HIV negative person before exposure to HIV virus while PEP which stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis is used by a HIV negative person after one is exposed to HIV virus.


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Where can I find PrEP?

PrEP can only be prescribed by a health provider at a health facility. To find out more of where to find PrEP see the facility locator below.

PrEP Facility Locator

Find a health facility offering PrEP near you
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