My partner is HIV-positive and I am HIV-negative; is PrEP right for me?

PrEP may be one HIV prevention strategy for you to consider to reduce your HIV risk, and can be used with other HIV prevention methods. We’re all about being proactive about your sexual health choices.

For example, if your HIV-positive partner is already taking HIV medications to treat his/her HIV and reduce viral load to undetectable levels, it reduces his/her chance of transmitting the virus to you. If you add PrEP to the equation, then you would add another layer of protection to reduce your HIV risk. As a disclaimer, remember that PrEP does not protect you against other STIs, like gonorrhea or syphilis, or prevent pregnancy.
It’s important for you to have open communication with your partner and your doctor about whether PrEP may be a good option for you to consider.