PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective. A single pill taken once daily, it is highly effective against HIV when taken every day. The medication interferes with HIV’s ability to copy itself in your body after you’ve been exposed. This prevents it from establishing an infection and making you sick.
For more information we encourage you to watch the PrEP Revolution video:
Are you interested in accessing PrEP in the Hamilton Region?
St Joseph’s Healthcare
25 Charlton Ave E, Suite 300
Hamilton, ON Canada L8N 1Y2
Phone: (905) 522-1155, ext. 33998
Fax: (905) 523-7352
Or ask your family doctor for a referral to his office.
Other Resources about PrEP
Polari Project Blog on PrEP
Polari Project PrEP Game
Global Use of PrEP – PrEP WATCH
HIM Health Intiative on PrEP
Xtra Article on PrEP
CATIE Information Page About PrEP In practice
My PrEP Experience
PrEP Information Page
End HIV PrEP Information
TOP 5 things you should know about PrEP