PrEP and PEP
In California, there are approximately 140,000 people living with HIV and an additional 220,000 people at high-risk for exposure to HIV.
New antiretroviral medications, such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) have been shown to be safe and effective in reducing the risk of acquiring HIV.
By simply taking PrEP once a day, Californians at high-risk for exposure can reduce their risk of contracting the virus by 90%.
And for those Californians who believe they have had a possible exposure to HIV, PEP taken within 72 hours has also been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of acquiring HIV.
My office is committed to raising awareness of these life-saving medications. If you have any questions, please contact my office at (619) 645-3090 and we would be happy to assist you further.
Download PrEP and PEP fact sheets below:
CDC Fact Sheet on PrEP
CDC Fact Sheet on PEP
AIDS Project Los Angeles Tri-Fold
For more information on PrEP, PEP, and HIV/AIDS, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html