What is PrEP?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 12, 2018 | Comments Off on What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is when people take medicine to lower their risk of getting HIV. HIV works by hijacking healthy immune system cells and using them to produce more of the virus. PrEP prevents the virus from taking hold and starting that process.

U.S. Women Want Answers on PrEP

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2013 | Comments Off on U.S. Women Want Answers on PrEP

We’ve come a long way in treating HIV/AIDS, but there is a strong need for more and better tools that can prevent transmission and stem the tide of infection. So, last year, HIV/AIDS activists celebrated when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada, a drug that can reduce the risk of HIV infection.