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Get PrEP

Mary’s Center’s compassionate Sexual Health team provides comprehensive services with a wide range of prevention, testing, and treatment options. 

An HIV prevention option that is available to sexually active people is called PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). Watch the video below to learn more about PrEP and our care team at Mary’s Center. Take the quiz below to understand if you are a good candidate for PrEP.


What is PrEP?

PrEP is a medication that can be taken to prevent contracting HIV. It’s over 92% effective in preventing HIV when taken every day and can be used by anyone who is having sex regardless of their sexual identity (male, female, transgender, non-binary, etc.) and sexual orientation (heterosexual, bisexual, gay, etc.). It can also be used by people who inject drugs and pregnant women. PrEP’s sole purpose is to prevent HIV. It cannot cure HIV, protect you from contracting other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or prevent pregnancy. 


Are you a good candidate for PrEP?

If you’ve answer “yes” to any of the below questions you might be a good candidate for taking PrEP to prevent contracting HIV. 

  • Are you sexually active?
  • Have you ever had sex without a condom?
  • Have you or your partner(s) had an STI in the past year?
  • Do you participate in anal intercourse?
  • Are you in a relationship with an HIV+ partner?

Call 202-557-5484 to schedule a consultation with a HIV Prevention Coordinator today! 


*We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. If you don’t have health insurance, we’ll help you apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount.