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Why Women Should Take PrEP

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Why Women Should Take PrEP

When it comes to HIV prevention, advances in science have made it possible to prevent the transmission of HIV and reduce infection rates. This is done through PrEP. If you haven't heard of it already, PrEP is an HIV prevention method for anyone and everyone.

PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is an HIV prevention method for people who are HIV-negative to use in order to decrease the risk of becoming infected if they are exposed to the HIV virus.

PrEP has been approved by the FDA and is shown to be safe and effective. Side effects are limited, and when taken correctly and every day, PrEP is 92%-99% effective in reducing the risk of HIV.

Many preventive medications, like birth control for example, come in various forms and dosage levels (shot, pill, patch, implant, etc). However, the only PrEP medications on the market currently and approved by the FDA, are: