Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

What is PrEP?

“PrEP” stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. The word prophylaxis means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. The goal of PrEP is to prevent HIV infection from taking hold if you are exposed to the virus. This is done by taking a pill that contains two HIV medications every day. These are the same medicines used to stop the virus from growing in people who are already infected.

Why take PrEP?

The HIV epidemic in the United States is growing. About 40,000 people get infected with HIV in the US each year. More of these infections are happening in some groups of people and some areas of the country than in others.

The Student Health Center provides Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV negative patients who are at high risk of contracting the HIV virus. Financial support is currently available through grant funding. To discuss if you are a candidate for PrEP and eligible for financial assistance, please call 812-855-7688 to schedule an appointment.

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