Katina, a woman who has a partner living with HIV, talks with Drew Richardson, APN, about the possibility of getting on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill that the negative partner can take once a day to prevent HIV transmission.

Katina wants to stop using condoms with her partner because they don?t want barriers between them. Her partner has an undetectable viral load. Drew and Katina discuss TasP? (Treatment as Prevention), which is a form of prevention where the partner who is living with HIV maintains an undetectable viral load. Drew asks screening questions about outside partners and pregnancy desires. Katina doesn?t want to have a child, so Drew talks about the IUD (Intrauterine Device) and other birth control options. He will make a referral for Katina to a family planning provider. They discuss PrEP insurance coverage, length of time for PrEP to start working, and potential side effects.



This film is part of a reproductive justice video series created as a collaboration between


AIDS Foundation of Chicago

and MHPPPI .


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