a risk-prevention strategy
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a daily medication that drastically reduces the risk of contracting HIV. Approved for use by the CDC, PrEP is available with a prescription from a physician.
What is PrEP?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. The goal of PrEP is to prevent HIV infection from taking hold if you are exposed to the virus. This is done by taking one pill every day. These are some of the same medicines used to keep the virus under control in people who are already living with HIV.
The Denver ELEMENT is partnering with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to reach out into the gay and bisexual community in the Denver metro area to create awareness of this method. The Denver ELEMENT offers a one-on-one discussion on PrEP to help individuals decide whether it part of a strategy that suits your sexual health life, as well as providing logistical assistance getting connected to care and funding the cost of medication.
How can you get started? Text us @ (720) 509-9145 with any questions and we will get back to you right away.