WATCH | PrEParing to protect yourself: What people need to know about this free HIV prevention pill

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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?

*This story was produced by the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. Sign up for the newsletter.

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