Serving Katy & Greater Houston area

PREP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a type of HIV prevention medication that reduces the risk of contracting HIV through intercourse by nearly 100%. It also lowers the risk of contracting HIV from injecting drugs by at least 74%.

What may be the potential side effects of taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis?

PREP is only available with a prescription, and you’ll need an HIV test before starting the medicine and every three months afterward.

One may experience the following side effects:

  • Mild headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomachache

Is PREP the right choice for me?

Doctors at the Medical Office of Katy recommend PREP for you if you test negative for HIV and any of the following apply to you:

  • You use drugs and inject them
  • Have a sexual partner with HIV
  • You have been diagnosed with an STD