PrEP and HIV Treatment as Prevention: A Quick Primer on Two Hot Topics (Video)
Stopping the transmission of HIV is not solely the job of either people with HIV or those who are HIV negative. And it may be easier than you think, thanks to medication that can both treat and prevent HIV:
- People with HIV can completely stop transmission of the virus just by adhering to their HIV medications, in the vast majority of cases. This is known as "treatment as prevention," or TasP.
- HIV-negative people can prevent HIV just by taking a once-a-day pill that blocks HIV. This is called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.
In this short video, we explain treatment as prevention (TasP) and PrEP.