FREE HIV Testing and FREE PrEP!
RIPCORD, Houston, United States
******THIS EVENT STARTS SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015. We set the date of this event page years from now so we do not have to recreate the event every week.******
PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and its 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 HIVs ability to copy itself in your body after youve been exposed. This prevents it from establishing an infection and making you sick.
Even though PrEP has been around in the U.S. for over a year, not a lot of people know about it. And, even fewer people feel like they know enough about it to be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. For those who do use it, the information they have might be more focused on practical issues, like where to get it, rather than on what PrEP does in the body to prevent HIV infection.