Preventative Measures

How are PEP and PrEP different?

PEP and PrEP are both experimental methods for preventing COVID-19 that involve taking medication. When you take measures to protect yourself against a disease, it is called prophylaxis. PrEP and PEP are types of prophylaxis for people who do not have COVID-19 but are at risk of contracting the virus.  Please remember that PrEP and […]

What is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)?

PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a method for preventing a disease that involves taking medication.  When you take measures to protect yourself from getting a disease, it is called prophylaxis.  PrEP is a type of prophylaxis for people who do not have the disease but may be at risk for getting it, such as front-line […]

What is post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)? 

PEP or post-exposure prophylaxis is a method for preventing a disease that involves taking medication.  When you take measures to protect yourself from getting a disease, it is called prophylaxis.  PEP is a type of prophylaxis for people who do not have the disease but has been exposed to someone who has been confirmed to […]