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PrEP: Is It Right For Me?

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

PillBottleSunburstCROPPrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a relatively new HIV prevention strategy that follows a tried-and-true approach: Just like people have for decades been taking medications to avoid malaria or pregnancy, with PrEP, HIV-negative people take a daily pill to reduce their risk for HIV infection.

Wondering whether PrEP is right for you? Heard mixed messages about PrEP and want the facts? Interested in talking with your partners, friends, family, or clients about PrEP, but not sure how to start?

BETA is here to help! Look to the BETA blog this month for comprehensive new resources and personal stories to help you understand PrEP, decide whether it could be a useful HIV prevention tool for you, and talk about it with the people in your life.

Throughout the month of March, BETA will bring you:

  • A video busting three PrEP myths
  • Fact sheets and guides to accessing PrEP, whether or not you have insurance
  • Real-life stories from PrEP users
  • Personal takes on PrEP stigma and dating in a post-PrEP world
  • Perspectives from medical providers who prescribe PrEP and work with PrEP-taking clients
  • Your “burning questions” about PrEP, answered by a leading expert in the field

Look for new stories and resources all month long, and get started today with BETA’s “virtual library” of PrEP articles and other materials.

PrEP is an exciting addition to the HIV prevention toolkit. Whether or not you decide to use it, these resources can help you make an informed choice. Have questions of your own about PrEP? Let us know in the comments below!

Don’t miss a single post from this month’s educational campaign about PrEP and what it means for you! Sign up for BETA email alerts to get weekly updates on PrEP and other news in HIV health and science.

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