PrEP Provider Toolkit

PrEP Background

Medications Available

PrEP encompasses a group of medications meant to be taken by someone who is HIV negative to prevent acquiring an HIV infection.

PRE = Before

EXPOSURE = Coming into potential contact with HIV

PROPHYLAXIS = Treatment to prevent an infection

There are three different medications available for PrEP. Brand names are provided in bold.

  1. Emtricitabine 200mg & tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300mg (F/TDF). Truvada
    • - Oral tablet approved for PrEP use in July 2012
  2. Emtricitabine 200mg & tenofovir alafenamide 25mg (F/TAF). Descovy
    • - Oral tablet approved for PrEP use in October 2019
  3. Cabotegravir 600mg in 3mL (CAB). Apretude
    • - Intramuscular injection approved for PrEP use in December 2021
    • - Cabotegravir 30mg is also available in an oral form called Vocabria. There is an optional oral lead-in for 30 days before starting the injectable form.