I want the protection from PrEP but I hate taking pills!! (part 3 of 3)
In the two previous articles, we introduced PrEP as a strategy to protect individuals from getting infected with HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis refers to taking a combination of HIV medicines prior to a possible exposure (e.g. before sex, injecting recreational drugs) to protect an uninfected person from the virus. When PrEP first came out a few years ago, I thought it could be effective in helping control the HIV epidemic, but I had concerns.