I’m nervous about talking to my doctor about PrEP. How should I bring it up?

Talking to your doctor about sex can often be a nerve-wracking experience. Relax. It’s their job to provide the best care possible to you as their patient. Tell them that you heard about a new HIV prevention option called pre-exposure prophylaxis and you’re interested in discussing it with them to figure out if it’s right for you. They will probably ask you why you think it’s a good option for you. Be honest with them. Tell them that you heard it is highly effective, and that you’re concerned you might be at risk for contracting HIV. You can refer them to this website, too.