HIV PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Do You Have The Facts On PrEP? What is it?

“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. The goal of PrEP is to prevent an HIV-negative person from acquiring HIV from an HIV-positive partner. This is done by taking one pill every day. When taken every day, PrEP has been found to reduce the likelihood of HIV infection by up to 92%. This effectiveness increases when combined with condoms which are also necessary for the prevention of other sexually transmitted diseases.

Resources for Consumers

Information on Paying for PrEP

Resources for Providers

Providers: If you would like your information added to the HIV PrEP Provider Directory please fill out this form and fax it to 573-751-6447. The directory will be updated twice a month.

Click here for CDC Hotlines and Referrals

Clinical Consultation Center - PrEPline provides expert guidance on considerations of providing PrEP to HIV-uninfected (HIV negative) persons as part of an HIV prevention program
(855) 448-7737 or (855) HIV-PrEP
Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST

Local St. Louis Hotline
Call 800-252-DOCS (3627) 24 hours a day, seven days a week to reach this centralized resource.
The Doctors' Access Line - a toll-free number reserved exclusively for physicians who want to contact a Washington University School of Medicine specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a national healthcare leader.

*HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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