To support implementation of the recommendation on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent Acquisition of HIV, the Task Force created a companion guide to facilitate meaningful discussions between healthcare professionals and their patients. This guide is for people who do not have HIV. The first page of the guide is intended for patients. It outlines basic information about the benefits and harms of taking PrEP and lists important questions for patients to ask their healthcare professionals about this preventive medication. The second page provides additional information about the recommendation, including information geared toward healthcare professionals about who should take this medication, approved PrEP formulations, and follow-up care.
Healthcare professionals are encouraged to use this guide as a conversation starter with their patients. This guide is not intended to serve as a risk assessment tool or decision aid.