I Need.... PrEP

What if we told you that one pill once a day could

prevent you from getting HIV?


You have choices to prevent an HIV infection.  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is one choice.  It is a prescription drug taken daily (currently Truvada), and it can provide significant protection against HIV.


Click below to read more about PrEP on BAO's website and where you can access it in Birmingham.  PrEP is covered by most major insurance plans and there are programs available to assist individuals with no insurance.


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What is PEP?


PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) can be administered in emergency situations when someone is exposed to HIV.  Examples may include healthcare workers who are accidentally exposed to HIV as well as individuals who have unprotected sex with an HIV positive person.  Individuals must start PEP within 72 hours after exposure to HIV.  If a PEP regimin is taken within 72 hours after exposure, the individual will not get an HIV infection.  Currently PEP is a drug called Truvada and is prescribed as one pill once a day for one month.  If you are in an emergency situation and have been exposed to HIV please contact BAO immediately at 205.322.4197 or by email:  I Need PEP.

Content Warning 

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

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