PrEP has not been shown to alter hormone levels. When taken daily, PrEP is just as effective for people using hormones as it is for people who are not using hormones.
PrEP does not protect against other STDs.
According to the CDC, PrEP reaches maximum protection from HIV for receptive anal sex at about 7 days of daily use. For receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP reaches maximum protection at about 21 days of daily use.
In the United States, the only PrEP dosing regimen approved by the FDA is daily dosing. The pill does not have to be taken at the same time every day to be effective, but often, people are less likely to
PrEP works to prevent HIV from establishing itself in someone's body even if they're exposed to HIV through sex or sharing injection equipment. Being on PrEP involves taking a pill every day and having an appointment every three months with
Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken daily.
Anyone who wants to stay HIV-negative and thinks there is a chance that they may be exposed to HIV sexually or through sharing injection equipment at some point in the future. For example, if you think there's a chance you
We strive to provide all our services at the lowest cost possible to our patients, regardless of their insurance status, income, or citizenship status. These services include PrEP prescriptions and necessary monitoring tests, PEP prescriptions, STD testing, and some forms
Truvada (TDF/FTC) was the first medication approved for use as PrEP, back in 2012. Descovy (TAF/FTC) was approved as PrEP in 2019 after a scientific study demonstrated that Descovy is non-inferior to Truvada in terms of efficacy for cis men
PrEP is safe, and the regimen is generally well-tolerated. The original pill used for PrEP, Truvada, has been used to treat people living with HIV since 2004. PrEP can cause mild side effects, including upset stomach, headaches, and weight loss,