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Using PrEP is a great way to protect yourself and your sexual partners against HIV. The only way to know for sure if PrEP is right for you is to talk to your nurse or doctor, like the ones at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center

Anyone who is sexually active and doesn't have HIV can use PrEP. There’s no age requirement for PrEP, but you must weigh at least 77 lbs in order to take it. 

PrEP may be right for you if: 

  • You don’t always use condoms. 
  • You’ve been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (like syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea) in the last six months.
  • You’re unsure of the HIV status of your sexual partners or your partner is HIV positive.
  • You’ve shared needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs in the last 6 months, or you have sex with someone who does.
  • You’ve had to use PEP multiple times.

Learn more about PrEP and check out: But I’m a Cis Girl, Why Would I Need to Take PrEP?

Tags: STDs, HIV/AIDS, Prep

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