You have choices to prevent an HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is one choice. It is a prescription drug taken daily (currently Truvada), and it can provide significant protection against HIV.
Talk to your health care provider about whether PrEP is right for you.
Insurance companies and Medicaid programs are currently covering the cost of Truvada as PrEP. Read about PrEP coverage on the Illinois Health Marketplace here (updated for 2017).