PrEP is a medicine that helps prevent HIV.Learn more about PrEP, and how to get access to it, at the resources below.
The CDC also provides helpful videos with more information on PrEP. The video below offers an intro to PrEP and may help you determine if taking PrEP makes sense for you.
If you'd like to share whether or not you take PrEP on your Archer profile, you can complete the Safety Practices field in your profile editor as shown below. This field can be updated at any time.
NEW: We've had numerous requests come through for more information on doxyPEP. doxyPEP is an antibiotic taken to decrease the risk of getting an STI following intercourse. Unlike when treating an STI after contraction, taking doxyPEP is a preventative measure that can be done prior to having symptoms of an STI or testing positive for one.
It has been shown to prevent contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis for cisgender men and transgender women.
Note that, while doxyPEP is a preventative measure, the current guidance says to take the medication after sex—unlike PrEP, where the guidance is to take it prior. DoxyPEP is a relatively new offering; research studies are currently underway to determine if taking it prior to intercourse could also be a effective at preventing STI contraction. Learn more at BHOC's article on doxyPEP.
Source for data in first infographic: CDC
Source for data in second infographic: The New England Journal of Medicine