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PrEP—Basic Information

PrEP is an abbreviation for the term pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s the use of anti-HIV medications to keep HIV negative people from becoming infected. Taking a pill once a day can be 92 – 100 percent efficient in preventing HIV.

Presently, the only PrEP medication authorized by the United States’ Federal Drug Administration is Truvada, which consists of a combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir. The use of PrEP requires a medical prescription, along with special, health-related considerations.

PrEP does not substitute the use of condoms, nor is it a vaccine, or offer protection against other sexually-transmitted infections.

PrEP is for you if you are:

  • Sexually active, 18 years old, or older
  • HIV negative, after taking a fourth-generation HIV test
  • A man that has sex with other men
  • A transgender woman
  • Someone that enjoys anal sexual intercourse without a condom
  • Someone who has sex with men that have sex with other men, transgender women, or HIV positive individuals
  • Someone who has sex in exchange for money, gifts, drugs or other incentives
  • Someone with a diagnosis or treatment for a sexually-transmitted infection during the past three months
  • Someone who lives with a serodiscordant partner (where one in the couple is HIV-positive and the other one is not)


For more information about PrEP, visit SETAC’s Community Center.

SETAC has a Community Center located at Aldanaca 178, 4A&B (at the corner with Viena) in Colonia Versalles, where you can schedule an appointment for an HIV or syphilis test. SETAC also offers sexual health-related counseling services, along with a variety of cultural and recreational activities to strengthen the local LGBTQ community. For more information, please visit SETAC’s website at, call (322) 224-1974, send an email at, or follow the organization on Facebook at

  • Christian prado
    Posted at 08:10h, 11 July Reply

    I have been interested about to take PrEp… but I don’t know how to get it or buy it !!!! Hopefully one day we can get as easy as other countries…. thx

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