PrEP is effective for individuals who are taking gender-affirming hormones if it is consumed with proper care and dosage recommendations.
PrEP does not protect against other STDs.
In order for PrEP to work properly, it takes up to seven days of daily dosage to become effective with anal sex. It can take almost three weeks of proper daily dosage to be effective for vaginal intercourse.
In order for PrEP to be most effective, it is important that the pill is taken daily at a similar time.
PrEP must be taken consistently every day to prevent the threat of the HIV virus from copying and spreading throughout the body. You must keep your appointment with your PrEP provider every three months, which includes comprehensive lab testing, to
Studies have indicated that PrEP has been shown to be over 99% effective in the prevention of HIV if taken as directed.
If you are at least 18 years of age If you are HIV negative If you are sexually active If you may have had sex with partners who could be HIV positive If you are in a relationship with an
Whether you're insured or uninsured, we work to make PrEP available to you at no cost. Also, STD, HIV and HEP testing are free for all patients. We provide treatment for some STDs at no cost. HIV positive individuals can
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,