KEEP ON LOVING SAFELY
Let’s talk PrEP, the easy prevention tool to help you stay HIV negative.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
• What’s PrEP? PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a regular treatment taken through pill or injectable that helps prevent HIV.
• If I already use condoms, why do I need something else? While condoms are effective for HIV and STI prevention if worn properly every time, the whole time, PrEP is an ultra-effective alternative to protect you against HIV. Think of it like birth control for HIV.
• Our formula for safer sex? PrEP + Condoms = You’re ready to 😉
SAY IT WITH US,
“HIV AFFECTS EVERYONE!”
And yet, women are less likely to be told about PrEP by their healthcare providers. So let us fix that.
PrEP IS 99% EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTING HIV TRANSMISSION
And, is approved (and recommended) for sexually active women, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation!GET PrEP
THINK YOU’VE BEEN EXPOSED TO HIV AND YOU’RE NOT ON PrEP?
Connect with us right away about PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). Taking PEP within 72 hours of exposure will help you stay HIV negative.GET PEP ASAP
BIRTH CONTROL, PREGNANCY, HORMONES AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN
GOT BABIES ON THE BRAIN?
Whether you’re currently trying or are planning for your future baby, this is what you’ll need to know:
- PrEP doesn’t affect fertility
- PrEP doesn’t increase risk of miscarriage or birth defects
- PrEP can be used while breastfeeding
Q: What if I want to get pregnant in the future?
A: PrEP doesn’t affect your fertility or your birth control, so you can start trying tomorrow, in 3 months or in 5 years.
BIRTH CONTROL OR HORMONES?
If you’re worried PrEP might affect your birth control or hormones, don’t be:
- PrEP won’t interfere with your hormones
- PrEP won’t interfere with your birth control
Q: Can I stop using birth control or condoms?
A: PrEP only provides protection from HIV. It does not prevent pregnancy or protect against other STIs.
The good news is that if you’re running low on condoms or lube, we’ve got you.
ARE YOU AND PrEP A PERFECT MATCH?
Only you and a doctor can say for sure, so let’s chat!
Our Philly Keep on Loving team can answer your questions and help you get started on PrEP easily, for free, and with no in-person anything
YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE'VE GOT ANSWERS
PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is used to help prevent HIV.
PEP or post-exposure prophylaxis, is used in emergency situations for individuals not on PrEP, and must be taken within 72 hours after a possible HIV exposure.
Both PrEP and PEP are used to help prevent HIV. PrEP is taken regularly to proactively prevent HIV, while PEP is an emergency medication for individuals not already on PrEP, and is taken within 72 hours of a possible HIV exposure.
Philly Keep On Loving currently provides PrEP in a pill form (Truvada or Descovy) or in injectable form (Apretude). The brands Truvada and Apretude are approved for women and transgender women, while the brand Descovy is only approved for men and transgender women.
Only you and your doctor can make that decision, but we’d recommend looking into PrEP if you:
- Are sexually active
- Have a partner who is living with HIV
- Are in a non-monagamous relationship
- Are unsure of a partner’s HIV status
PrEP is covered by most insurance plans including Medicaid. If you are uninsured we have additional resources to help cover the cost.
Yes! PrEP is safe to take with hormone-based birth control like the pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, or IUD.
PrEP only provides protection from HIV. It does not prevent pregnancy or protect against other STIs.
Yes! PrEP works for all women, including pregnant women. PrEP doesn’t increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defects.
Yes! Women can breastfeed while on PrEP.
No, PrEP will not interfere with hormone therapy.
There can be mild potential side effects including nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.