What does it mean if a gay guy is on PrEP? PrEP. Short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP is a method where HIV negative guys take medication prior to risky sexual encounters to prevent HIV infection.
How do men prepare for PrEP? Talk to a health care provider.
If you do not have a provider, you can find a clinic or provider that prescribes PrEP at locator.hiv.gov. Some options include: Community Health Centers provide affordable, accessible, and quality primary health care regardless of your ability to pay.
What does PrEP mean on Grindr? Compared to those who aren’t on Grindr, cisgender gay and bisexual men on the app were definitely taking more sexual risks that made them more likely to contract HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — but they were also more likely to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or be open to using PrEP, according to
Is PrEP safer than condoms? With the low number of HIV cases among people actively taking PrEP we are now talking about greater than 99 percent effectiveness, in other words, the pill is more effective at preventing HIV than condoms.