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Is PrEP Right for You?

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily pill to prevent HIV.

Ask yourself the questions below to see if PrEP might be right for you:

In the last 6 months, did you:

Have sex without condoms with a person whose HIV status you didn’t know?
Have a sexually transmitted infection (an “STD”), such as gonorrhea, syphilis, or herpes?
Have sex while drunk or high?
Have sex for something you needed (such as housing, money, drugs)?
Share needles or injection supplies?

In the last 6 months, have you had a sexual partner who:

Refused to use condoms?
Made you have sex when you did not want to?
Had sex with anyone besides you?
Has ever been in jail or prison?
Injected drugs with a needle?
Has HIV?
Is a man who has sex with other men?

PrEP is safe and effective

PrEP than 90% effective in preventing HIV infection if taken every day and can protect you from HIV if you wish to get pregnant with an HIV+ partner.

PrEP is under your control

You can use PrEP with or without your partner's knowledge and it is for people of all genders.

Protects only against HIV

Use condoms and clean needles and injection supplies to prevent other infections. Use birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Paying for PrEP

PrEP is covered by Medicaid, many health insurance plans, and assistance programs. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York can help you understand your financial options. 

PrEP and PEP are available at PPGNY

Think you might have been exposed to HIV in the last 3 days?

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is an emergency medicine you take to prevent HIV infection.

You must start it within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV. 

HIV testing is available at all of PPGNY's health centers

Services are provided regardless of age, gender, immigration status, or ability to pay. Follow the link to learn more about HIV testing at Planned Parenthood.

HIV testing, PrEP, and PEP are available through our Mobile Health Centers

The Project Street Beat mobile health center serves the boroughs of New York City and the Plan Van mobile health center serves Nassau County.