PrEP is not for everyone. CDC recommends PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for HIV infection. This includes anyone who:
- Is in an ongoing relationship with an HIV-infected partner;
- Is not in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who recently tested HIV-negative; and is for couples where one partner has HIV and the other does not, PrEP is one of several options to protect the uninfected partner during conception and pregnancy.
- Man or woman who has had sex without a condom or been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection within the past six months;
- People who do not regularly use condoms when having sex with a partner(s) known to be at risk for HIV (e.g., injecting drug users or bisexual male partners of unknown HIV status); or
- People within the past six months injected illicit drugs and shared equipment or been in a treatment program for injection drug use.