PrEP 2019-Background of PrEP and Implications for Sex Workers

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is the use of antiretroviral drugs by HIV negative people to greatly reduce the risk of getting HIV upon exposure. Unlike PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis), PrEP is taken before any potential exposure to HIV and must be taken on an ongoing basis. PrEP does not prevent pregnancy or the transmission of STIs.