This pill can reduce your chance of getting infected with HIV by 96%.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP works using two antiretroviral drugs, the same medication used by people with HIV.
It’s meant for times where you may be having risky sex - but only works if taken daily.
Luckily, in South Africa, the prevention pill is available for free at over 2 000 hospitals and clinics.
But how much do young people actually know about the medication?