PrEP & PEP
F.A.Q. About PrEP & PEP
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (to prevent or control). Not to be confused with PEP (or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis).
Clinically proven to work, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people at risk for HIV by up to 92% by consistently taking one pill every day.
Our physicians offer PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to people who do not have HIV but are at a substantial risk of getting HIV.
It is covered by most insurance providers, or you may ask about your eligibility for financial assistance.
If you have questions about PrEP, or if you interested in getting on PrEP, you may call Isabel Arroyo at (973) 692-3866 to schedule an appointment with one of our IDP physicians to discuss whether PrEP is right for you.
If you have additional questions about PrEP, you may also visit the CDC website by clicking on the link below.
PEP stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it must be taken within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. Every hour counts, so the sooner you start PEP, the better.
As it is recommended to only be used in emergency situations, if you think you have recently been exposed to HIV through sex, sharing needles or other works to prepare drugs, or if you have been sexually assaulted, talk about PEP with your health care provider or an emergency room doctor right away.
If you have general questions regarding PEP, you may call Isabel Arroyo at (973) 692-3866.
Please be advised that IDP is closed on weekends and certain holidays.
For more information on PEP, you may also visit the CDC website by clicking on the link below.