PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/KH_generic_header_05_2.jpgPrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is when someone takes medicines every day to lower his or her chances of getting HIV.prep, PREP, PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, aids, hiv, HIV-positive, prevent aids, prevent HIV, anal sex, men who have sex with other men, at risk for aids, high risk for HIV, share needles, unsafe sex, no condom01/03/201901/07/201901/07/2019Robyn R. Miller, MD01/01/2019426a76dc-5f99-470c-8b75-44ca617f435bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/prep.html/<h3>What Is PrEP?</h3> <p>PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is when someone takes medicines every day to lower his or her chances of getting <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-hiv.html/">HIV</a>.</p> <h3>Who Should Take PrEP?</h3> <p>Only people at very high risk for getting HIV should take PrEP, such as:</p> <ul> <li>those who are in a sexual relationship with someone who is HIV-positive</li> <li>men who have sex with other men and have had anal sex without a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a></li> <li>men who have sex with other men and have been diagnosed with an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">STD</a> (sexually transmitted disease) in the past 6 months</li> <li>those who have sex without a condom with people who are at high risk for HIV (for example, IV drug users or men who have sex with other men)</li> <li>those who share needles with others</li> </ul> <h3>Does PrEP Always Prevent Someone From Getting HIV?</h3> <p>PrEP prevents HIV transmission most &mdash; but not all &mdash; of the time. Besides taking the PrEP medicine every day, using a condom every time and for every form of sex (vaginal, oral, anal) can give even more protection from getting HIV.</p> <h3>Does PrEP Protect People From Other STDs?</h3> <p>No, PrEP does not protect people from getting other STDs. So, someone taking PrEP needs to use a condom every time and for every form of sex (vaginal, oral, anal) to lower the risk of getting other STDs.</p> <h3>How Does Someone Get PrEP?</h3> <p>A health care provider prescribes PrEP. The medicines must be taken every day to work. An <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hiv-tests.html/">HIV test</a> is done when someone starts PrEP and every 3 months after that.</p>Profilaxis pre-exposición (PrEP)La profilaxis pre-exposición (PrEP, por sus siglas en inglés) se refiere a cuando una persona toma medicamentos cada día para reducir sus probabilidades de contraer el VIH (virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/prep-esp.html/a334bace-8993-446d-a4ae-cd01bcf93fe5
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