Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Information

What is PrEP?

PrEP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is taking prescription medicine before coming into contact with HIV. This, in combination with safer sex practices, can help lower the chance of getting HIV infection.

TRUVADA for PrEP is only for HIV-negative adults at higher risk of getting HIV from sex. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Men or transgender women who have sex with men who are at high risk of getting infected with HIV through sexual contact

  • Sex partners where one partner is HIV+ and  the other is not

Want more information?

For more information about TRUVADA for PrEP, please visit

PrEP is offered at the University Health Center


Still wondering if it’s right for you?

Schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals at MyUHC or call (301) 314-8114.

Find more information about PrEP at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.