About PrEP

Advocacy starts with information. Learn more about how PrEP works, how to get it and more.


Daily oral PrEP works if you take it. That’s the bottom line about this prevention strategy, rolling out with tenofovir-based drugs in countries and communities worldwide.


Explore this section to learn about:

  • The Basics—Get simple, straightforward information about what PrEP is, why it’s clear it works, and how it’s being used.
  • Evidence and Research—Trials have shown that daily oral PrEP works if taken correctly and consistently. But there’s still a lot to learn about new PrEP agents and how to deliver oral PrEP.
  • Introductory Materials—Recommended basic resources for learning more about PrEP
  • Key Resources—Infographics, resources and materials to contextualize the status of the PrEP in the world.

Want something specific? Visit the AVAC Resource Database, where you may search using assorted parameters and keywords.

News Spotlight

  • PrEPcost.org Launches

    November 8, 2017

    This site matches individuals who are interested in PrEP to eligible health plans and provides comparative pricing. PrEPcost.org is designed for both PrEP users and health care providers to make it easy to navigate the insurance options and find the best plans available.

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  • Health Dept to Place New HIV Prevention at Uni

    September 26, 2017

    iafrica.com reports on a decision by South Africa’s Department of Health to roll out PrEP to its university system. An initiative of the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) is making PrEP available to students for the first time. PrEP will be available in 11 clinics at seven universities. Up to now, government programs have been aimed at reaching sex workers and men who have sex with men.

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