What is PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)?

There is now a daily medication that you can take which can prevent you getting HIV if you are HIV negative and being monitored correctly. PrEP is a daily pill containing a medication like Truvada or Discovy, although there are others in development. There are different ways of using them: some people take them every day, others only take them before they go out for some fun. You can talk to your local sexual health clinic about PrEP. Some people can’t easily take PrEP for genetic reasons, so it’s important to use it with the guidance of a medical professional. (more info on PrEP).