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 medication 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. See more resources of information below.

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, 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

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing PrEP

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.

Pathways to get PrEP in St Louis

Missouri PrEP Implementation Toolkit
Check out this program created by Washington University in St. Louis

PrEP Telehealth Infographic and Infobrief

PrEP Resources from National LGBT Health Education Center

Información básica sobre la profilaxis de prexposición (PrEP) en español

Local Health Department Resources

"PrEP and Local Health Departments Educational Series" by NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials). This series comes as a list of modules. The most interesting of these are Modules 3.1 and 3.2, which can be found via this link:

Other Resources or Related Information NEW

New York Health Department

National LGBT Health Education Center (at The Fenway Institute)

*HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus