AIDS Alabama provides a variety of HIV prevention education and outreach services in an effort to raise community awareness and prevent new HIV infections.

 

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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)?
Pre=before
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.

Truvada for PrEP is taken once a day, at the same time each day. You can take it with or without food. In order to benefit from this medication, adherence is critical.

For more information, call 205-918-8204, email, or Facebook.