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PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
for HIV Prevention

PrEP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is the daily use of antiretroviral medication to prevent HIV infection. HIV is the virus which can cause AIDS if left untreated.

PrEP is used by HIV-negative people who are at high risk of acquiring HIV through sexual contact or injection drug use. At present, the only medication FDA-approved for PrEP is called Truvada.

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If you have questions about PrEP that are not answered on this website, please contact the Alaska HIV/STD Program by email at or call (907) 269-8000 and ask to speak to someone from the HIV Program. 


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