I Take PrEP

Taking PrEP means
I am protecting myself from HIV.

It's a good feeling.

I Take PrEP

I'm in control with PrEP.

When I get with somebody
I don't fear HIV.

I Take PrEP

I know I won't get HIV.

I have PrEP to keep me safe.

I Take PrEP

With PrEP I don't worry
about getting HIV.

This pill saves lives.


What is PrEP?
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a pill that provides up to 99% protection from HIV. The drug names are Truvada or Descovy.
Can anyone take PrEP?
PrEP is for any HIV negative person who thinks they may come in contact with HIV through sex or intravenous drug use. Talk with your health care provider to determine if PrEP is right for you.
Is PrEP safe?
PrEP is a safe and highly effective HIV prevention option. Some people may have minor side effects like headaches or nausea, but they typically go away after a few days or weeks.
I am a trans person taking hormone therapy, is it safe for me to take PrEP?
Studies have shown that transgender people can safely take hormone therapy and PrEP. Everyone’s health is different, so discussing PrEP with your health care provider is recommended.
Will PrEP protect me from other STIs?
No. PrEP only protects you from HIV – not from other STIs (sexually transmitted infections) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis. Using PrEP and condoms together provides protection from HIV and most STIs.
How often do I need to take PrEP?
You take a PrEP pill once a day.
How can I afford PrEP, and where can I get it?
PrEP is covered by Medicaid and most private insurance plans. PrEP care includes medication, medical appointments, and lab tests. See the Resources section for PrEP navigators and other tools that can help you get financial assistance. Since PrEP is by prescription, you will need to speak with your health care provider, or you can find one by clicking here.
Is there a generic version of PrEP?
PrEP is currently known by two brand names: Truvada and Descovy. Soon, a generic version of PrEP will hit the market – with a different name, from a different drug company. However, the generic version will be exactly the same as Truvada.


Contact these local organizations below to find out if PrEP is right for you.

PrEP Resources

PrEP provider

117 S Main St. Dayton, OH 45422
(937) 225-5700

201 Riverside Dr. Dayton, OH 45405

Dr. Charles R Drew Health Center
1323 W Third St Dayton, OH 45402

PrEP provider

1222 S. Patterson Blvd., Suite 230 Dayton OH , 45402
(937) 853-3650

24 N. Jefferson ST, STE 200
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 274-1776

PrEP provider

529 E Home Rd.
Springfield, OH 45503
(937) 390-5600

360 Wilson Dr. Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 374-5600

510 W. Water Street, Troy, OH 45373
(937) 573-3520

615 Hillcrest Drive Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 472-0087

Visit Ohio PrEP for a statewide directory of PrEP providers, more information, and other resources.

Call the OHIV Hotline at 1-800-332-2437 and ask for the PrEP Health Navigator.


Financial Assistance

Financial assistance through government
Don’t Have Insurance? Learn about the Prevention Assistance Program Interventions (PAPI) for Ohio residents.


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