HIV/AIDS Resources

Resources:     

     * Prevention and Health Promotion Administration 
     * Maryland Statistical Reports 
     * The Body 
     * AIDS Infonet
     * PrEP Locator




What is Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be used by people who are HIV-negative to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV if they come in contact with the virus. PrEP is taken once a day.
  • Studies have shown PrEP can reduce risk of getting HIV by 92-99% if taken everyday.
  • PrEP can be used for heterosexual, bisexual, gay and transgender individuals, and also by injection drug users and pregnant women.
  • It is important to know that PrEP is not a cure for HIV and it cannot protect you from pregnancy or other sexually transmitted infections (STI), like gonorrhea or chlamydia.