Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.

Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.

Information courtesy of CDC


PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.

PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and works to prepare drugs or if you’ve been sexually assaulted, talk to your health care provider or an emergency room doctor about PEP right away.

Information courtesy of CDC


For more information about PrEP call 205.703.4199



University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1917 Clinic

908 South 20th Street

Birmingham, AL 35205

Brownstone Total Family Healthcare

Dr. Ankrehah T. Johnson

48 Medical Park East Drive Suite 154

Birmingham, AL 35235

Magic City Wellness Center

2500 4th Ave South

Birmingham, AL 35233

Jefferson County Department of Health

1400 6th Ave South

Birmingham, AL 35233

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