PrEP UP Alabama is a social media and info-distribution campaign targeting Black & Latino men about expanded options for the prevention of HIV. PrEP UP Alabama is not about advocating just taking a pill … it’s a health program. Through our service, prevention and education provider AIDS Alabama, PrEP UP Alabama helps connect you with regular HIV and STD testing and ongoing medical visits.
What is Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?
Exposure=coming into contact with HIV
Prophylaxis=treatment to prevent an infection from happening
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV-negative individuals take anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of becoming infected. The medications work to prevent HIV from establishing infection inside the body.
PrEP has been shown to reduce risk of HIV infection through sex for gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and heterosexual men and women, as well as among people who inject drugs.
It does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STI) or pregnancy. It is not a cure for HIV.