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PrEP resources for clients

The following resources can be used with your clients to support their understanding and use of PrEP. They include factsheets, pamphlets, booklets, videos, and tools, among other resources.

Please note that some international resources provide information on PrEP access that is not applicable in Canada. See PrEP access and coverage for resources on accessing and paying for PrEP in Canada.

Contents

General client information

Canadian resources

PrEP to prevent HIV: Your questions answered
CATIE

This client brochure is for people who are at risk for HIV. It answers commonly asked questions about PrEP and contains key messages on access, effectiveness and monitoring, including information for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding/chestfeeding and trans people.

PrEP Q&A
CATIE

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about PrEP.  It includes PrEP basics, common concerns about PrEP, drug safety and interactions, how PrEP works in the body, special considerations for specific populations, and how to access PrEP. It is primarily intended for service providers but can also be given to clients who are looking for in-depth information.

How does PrEP prevent HIV?
CATIE

This short video includes basic information about PrEP and an explanation of how PrEP works to prevent HIV from replicating in the body.

Did you know there's a pill that can help prevent HIV?
CATIE

This poster provides basic information about PrEP for people who may not have heard of it. It was designed to be used in medical clinics or community-based agencies to raise awareness about PrEP.

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
CATIE

This factsheet reviews PrEP basics including effectiveness, use, advantages, safety concerns, and access.

Chatty CATIE: PrEP talk
CATIE

In this article, HIV-positive and negative people share their thoughts and experiences with PrEP.

International resources

Is PrEP for you?
Harlem United

This short video by Harlem United in the United States stresses that PrEP can be used by anyone at risk for HIV, regardless of their race, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

Getting personal with PrEP
Harlem United

In this video by Harlem United in the United States, women and men talk about their decisions to start taking PrEP and their experiences taking PrEP.

Are you ready for PrEP?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This video by the CDC in the United States explains how PrEP works and how to talk to a doctor about PrEP. Note that the information about how to pay for PrEP is meant for an American audience and may not be relevant to people in Canada. This video also does not discuss the option to take PrEP on an on-demand schedule. 

Information for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

Canadian resources

8 Questions about PrEP for guys
CATIE

This resource answers some basic questions about using PrEP for men.

PrEP
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH)

This information from the The Sex You Want website explains PrEP and how to access it in Ontario for men who have sex with men. A brief video highlighting PrEP basics is also provided.

GetPrEPed
Health Initiative for Men (HiM)

This information from the HiM website explains PrEP and how to access it in British Columbia for men who have sex with men.

PrEP
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)

This information from the HIVNow website reviews PrEP basics, how to talk to your doctor about PrEP, and PrEP access in Ontario for men who have sex with men.

PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis
RÉZO

This webpage from RÉZO describes PrEP use, costs, and access in Montreal for men who have sex with men.

International resources

Start talking: Pre-exposure prophylaxis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

In this video by the CDC in the United States, men have casual conversations about PrEP over dinner.

PrEP: A new tool to fight HIV
Project Inform

In this video by Project Inform in the United States, a gay man talks about his decision to take PrEP and his experience using it. The video does not discuss the option of using PrEP on an on-demand schedule.

Information for women

Canadian resources

PrEP and women: What you need to know
Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI)

This pamphlet for women provides a brief overview of what PrEP is and how to access it in Ontario.

International resources

Preventing HIV during pregnancy/breastfeeding: Using PrEP &/or PEP
HIVE

This fact sheet explains PrEP within the context of pregnancy and breastfeeding for HIV-negative women who have partners living with HIV. It was developed by HIVE, a multidisciplinary program and clinic on reproductive and sexual health for women living with HIV and HIV-affected couples in San Francisco. Please note that the information on PrEP access is specific to the United States.

Women, PrEP and sexual health
Project Inform

In this video by Project Inform in the United States, a woman talks about PrEP as an HIV prevention option for women.

Information for trans people

International resources

PrEP for trans women
PleasePrEPme.org

This US webpage directed at trans women provides basic info on PrEP as well as links to additional resources. Please note that the information on PrEP access is specific to the United States.

Transgender women and sexual health
Project Inform

This video by Project Inform in the United States shows a transgender women taking PrEP.

Information for youth

International resources

Sexual health for youth: What you need to know
PleasePrEPme.org

This US webpage directed at youth provides basic info on PrEP as well as links to additional resources. Please note that the information on PrEP access is specific to the United States.

Information for people who use injection drugs

International resources

PrEP for people who inject drugs
REACH Initiative, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

This short resource provides an overview of PrEP for people who use injection drugs. Please note that the information on PrEP access is specific to the United States.

Self-assessment tools

Canadian tools

Is PrEP right for me?
CATIE

This short resource is intended to help clients to think about whether PrEP might be right for them. Services providers can use this tool with clients to help them to assess their risk for HIV and decide whether they should talk to a healthcare provider about PrEP.

PrEP patient module

This narrated, online module reviews PrEP basics and things to consider when a person is deciding if PrEP might be a useful HIV prevention strategy for them. It also provides tips on how to talk to a doctor about starting PrEP. The module was originally created as part of a Canadian research project on PrEP education for gay men and includes some references to the research project as well as information on PrEP access that is specific to Toronto.

International tools

Is PrEP right for me?
The Stigma Project

This online tool based on the US PrEP guidelines walks people through a series of questions about themselves and their sexual behaviour to determine if PrEP might be a useful HIV prevention strategy for them.

Tools for working with your doctor

Canadian tools

PrEP: At the doctor’s office
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH)

This resource for men who have sex with men reviews potential ways a person might express their interest in PrEP to their doctor and address questions their doctor might have about their request. Some of the information provided on PrEP access is specific to drug coverage in Ontario.

International tools

PrEP and working through a difficult doctor visit
Project Inform

This booklet reviews arguments a doctor may make against prescribing PrEP and suggests responses a client can use to counter them during a medical appointment. Please note that this booklet was developed for a US audience and some responses reference the US PrEP guidelines.

Take charge: Talk to your doctor about PrEP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This brochure provides checklists of activities to do before, during, and after a discussion about PrEP with a doctor. It also provides a list of questions about PrEP a client may want to ask their doctor.

What to do if your provider says “no” to PrEP
Human Rights Campaign

This webpage reviews arguments a doctor may make against prescribing PrEP and suggests responses a client can use to counter them during a medical appointment. Please note that this webpage was developed for a US audience and some responses may not be applicable in Canada.