PrEP NAV IS THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE

TO LEARN ABOUT PrEP

AND HOW TO ACCESS IT.

IF TAKEN DAILY,

PrEP IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY

TO PROTECT YOURSELF

FROM HIV.

PrE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS

The word “prophylaxis” means “to prevent or
control the spread of an infection or disease.”
PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV
to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every
day. The pill contains two medicines that are
also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and
are exposed to HIV through sex or injection
drug use, these medicines can work to keep
the virus from taking hold in your body.

Along with other prevention methods like
condoms, PrEP can offer good protection
against HIV if taken every day.

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PrEP Nav is the ultimate resource to learn about PrEP and how to access it. We are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm EST excluding holidays. Our Online Chat Feature allows you to talk to one of our PrEP Coordinators in real time!


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PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Prophylaxis comes from a Greek word meaning, “to guard against” and describes a form of protection from infection or disease. For example, aspirin to prevent heart disease.
You have taken the first step by visiting this website! You must be able to have an open and honest conversation about your sexual history, any recreational drug use, and partner(s) HIV status with your primary healthcare provider.
PrEP can be expensive with or without insurance, but there are several ways to finance it. Learn more about copay’s and payment assistance here.
If you are at risk for HIV and can commit to taking a pill every day, PrEP might be for you. A doctor will need to determine if you are healthy enough to begin PrEP.
PrEP is available by prescription only. There are a number of local clinicians who are PrEP providers and PrEP resources are available in the Greater New Haven area.
Everyone has a different PrEP experience. Hearing some of these stories can help you learn more about PrEP and make an informed decision.

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What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Prophylaxis comes from a Greek word meaning “to guard against” and describes a form of protection from infection or disease. For example, some people might take aspirin as a prophylactic to prevent heart disease.

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