PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a pill for people who do not have HIV and want added ongoing protection. It is available by prescription only, and must be taken every day – like birth control but for HIV prevention.
Any healthcare provider can prescribe PrEP, but not all are familiar with it. Use the locator below to find PrEP-friendly providers in Louisiana. Most insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover PrEP. For those without insurance, assistance may be available.
While PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV, it does not protect against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Condoms protect against most other STDs, as well as HIV and pregnancy.
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is another type of preventive medication intended for emergency situations only. PEP must be started within 72 hours after possible exposure to HIV. It also comes in pill form and requires a prescription.
To find out more about PrEP – or PEP – talk with a healthcare provider.
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