Let’s Talk About PEP, Baby

PEP medication can be used to prevent HIV transmission after potential exposure.


Worried you’ve been exposed to HIV? Let’s talk about PEP — a medicine you can take after a recent potential exposure. (Different from PrEP, the daily medicine you can take before potentially coming into contact with HIV.) Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, can prevent HIV after possible exposure, like if you were having sex and the […]

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Get PrEP-ped to Prevent HIV

Taking PrEP medication daily can help prevent HIV if you are at risk.

Health Care, HIV/AIDS

We know you know your status*. But did you know that there’s a little blue pill that helps prevent HIV? That’s right! It’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and it’s a daily medication to help prevent HIV for people at risk of exposure. That (longer-than-you-may-think) list includes: Your Maine Family Planning provider can help you […]

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Young Mainers: Know Your Rights!

Two Minors' Rights to Health Care in Maine pamphlets laid on table. One is open and the other is closed.

Abortion, Birth Control, HIV/AIDS, Sex Ed

Pop quiz: Carmen is 14 years old, lives in Maine, and wants to go on birth control, but doesn’t want to ask their parents. Can Carmen get a birth control method without involving their parents? Answer: Yes! Maine law empowers teens to take control of their sexual and reproductive health. Minors in Maine are allowed […]

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What’s Your Status?

Red ribbon on blue shirt


Maine Family Planning to offer free HIV testing at 18 locations statewide, Dec. 2-6 Did you know?38,739 people received an HIV diagnosis in the U.S. in 2017. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.” As the leading sexual and reproductive health care provider in many Maine communities, Maine […]

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