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Here are steps to take when starting PrEP for HIV prevention:


Have “the talk” with your healthcare provider

Whether you decide to speak to them in person or through telemedicine services, they’ll help you determine if you can benefit from PrEP and discuss the different PrEP options available, some of which can be about 99% effective in reducing the chances of getting HIV.

Remember that PrEP doesn’t protect against other STIs, so be sure to use condoms and other healthy sex practices.

Learn about an HIV prevention medication option.

Get tips on how to speak openly and honestly with your healthcare provider.

Get tested on the regular

You’ll need to get tested for HIV before starting PrEP, and retested for HIV regularly—as often as every 2 months, depending on the type of PrEP you and your doctor choose.

Find a testing location near you.

All about that routine

You are your #1 advocate for your sexual health. And one of the best ways to help reduce your chances of getting HIV is by taking PrEP exactly as prescribed. Make sure to stay informed, get tested, and have open conversations with your healthcare provider.

For some PrEP medicines and HIV testing, telehealth visits may be an option for easier access to care, which can potentially be more cost-efficient and convenient.

Learn more about telehealth and telemedicine.