Women and PrEP

Women and PrEP

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Welcome to Women and PrEP! PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a new HIV prevention tool, that is very effective to prevent acquiring HIV through sexual transmission for all women (including cis and trans women) when used correctly. It involves HIV negative women taking a daily pill to protect them from HIV – much like women take the contraceptive pill to protect them from pregnancy. This website is designed to help you think about HIV, whether you might be at risk of acquiring HIV and different prevention tools that might be right for you. PrEP is one of these tools. On this website you can find all you need to know about PrEP, and information to help you to decide whether it might be an appropriate choice for you.

This PrEP information was adapted from a factsheet developed by the ATHENA Initiative, as part of the LEARN project, and is reproduced with permission. LEARN is a two-year project funded by PEPFAR through the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, and led by the ATHENA Initiative and their community partners PIPE and ICWEA.