So Why is PrEP a Big Deal?
PrEP is a medication that has revolutionised the fight against HIV.
The HIV virus spreads through human-to-human contact during unprotected sexual activity or sharing needles for drug injecting. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS. While you can live with HIV, there is no cure and we recommend taking all precautions against it.
Safe sex includes using protection and getting tested for STI’s regularly. For years those were the only ways to protect yourself against potential STI infection. For HIV there’s now an extra line of defence: PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).