PrEP San Diego is raising awareness for PrEP as a method of HIV prevention
PrEP San Diego is an HIV prevention campaign launched by the County of San Diego to raise awareness for PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as a method of HIV prevention. PrEP involves taking a once-daily anti-retroviral pill that has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by up to 99 percent.
The PrEP San Diego campaign is part of the County of San Diego’s Getting to Zero initiative, which seeks to halt the region’s HIV epidemic over the next 10 years. The Getting to Zero initiative is comprised of three primary strategies to help end the epidemic: 1) test, 2) treat, 3) prevent, and PrEP San Diego is a key component of the prevent strategy.
San Diego HIV Facts
- One of out every 11 county residents living with HIV is unaware of their status.
- Over one-third of County residents living with HIV have not been successfully treated for HIV.
- When taken daily PrEP is up to 99 percent effective in preventing HIV.
What is PrEP?
When taken daily PrEP is up to 99 percent effective in preventing HIV. That’s it. Just one pill. Once a day. Taking PrEP daily allows you to take control of your health. And today access to PrEP is easier than ever. So if every new day is a chance to change your life…why wait?
It’s your life. Own the journey
How do I start PrEP?
PrEP can only be prescribed by a health care provider. You can talk to any general health care provider who is qualified to write a prescription, including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. If you don’t have a primary care physician, there are a number of community clinics and other PrEP providers available to you in San Diego County.