You can’t get HIV from someone taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) because this treatment is preventive and is not prescribed to people who already have HIV. Those taking the medication are doing so as a way to lessen the risk of contracting HIV, as PrEP can reduce the risk of being infected by 99% when used correctly.
Prep Is Not an HIV Treatment
PrEP is not a treatment for people who have contracted HIV. In fact, an HIV-positive person who uses this medicine could develop antibodies that could cause certain HIV treatments to be less effective, which is why your healthcare provider will only prescribe it if you are HIV-negative.
When to Use PrEP
If you are at a higher risk of contracting HIV due to your sexual activity or lifestyle, PrEP may be a good option for you. You may be at a higher risk if you are a man who has sex with other men, you are in sexual relationships with HIV-positive partners, or you use intravenous drugs.
How to Get Started on PrEP
You can get PrEP through Nurx™ by answering some simple questions about your health and lifestyle, as well as undergoing several lab tests. One of these is an HIV test, which will ensure that you are HIV-negative and can start PrEP. We can send the lab kit to your home, giving you a discreet option for obtaining PrEP. You can also have the testing done at a lab near you. If it’s a healthy option for you and can help reduce your risk of contracting HIV, we will ship your medication to you in discreet packaging.
PrEP is an effective way to prevent HIV in those who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus.