PrEP prevents HIV Transmission.

PrEP is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis:

The use of an HIV medication (Truvada) by someone who is HIV-negative before contact with the HIV virus to help prevent infection.

Taking PrEP Needs Planning and Commitment.

For PrEP to work you must: 

  • Start the medication days before any possible exposure to HIV.
  • Keep taking it consistently for as long as you need it.

PrEP is not a replacement for condoms.

Regularly using condoms, and getting tested is an effective way to prevent HIV transmission. PrEP does not prevent other STI’s.

Consider PrEP if you:

  • Have sex with guys of unknown HIV status or guys that are HIV-positive.
  • Don’t use condoms.
  • Sometimes uses condoms.
  • Share injection drugs.

Taking PrEP daily costs about $900 per month. PrEP is not covered by OHIP. Some private health plans will cover it.

Book an appointment with an HIV Specialist at the ARCH Medcial Clinic.


HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health Medical Clinic: To book an appointment with an HIV Specialist in either Guelph or Waterloo: (519) 780-5298 or 1 (877) 780-5298.

AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA): #203 – 639 King St. W., Kitchener, ON N2G 1C7 Ÿ (519) 570–3687 or 1 (877) 770–3687 Ÿ

HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH): Unit 115--89 Dawson Rd, Guelph, ON N1H 1B1Ÿ (519) 763-2255 or 1 (800) 282-4505Ÿ

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH): 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph, ON N1G 0E1Ÿ 1 (800)265-7293Ÿ


 You can find information on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) [HERE]


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