No, they cannot. A person who is on effective HIV treatment and whose viral load is undetectable cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners. This groundbreaking development in HIV prevention publicized with the slogan U=U, which stands for undetectable equals
PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. It's like emergency contraception but for HIV, because it can prevent you from becoming HIV-positive when taken after a potential sexual exposure to HIV. It's a 28-day medication regimen involving the same drug used as
If you test positive for HIV or any other sexually transmitted disease, your provider will reach out to you with treatment options.
For the most part, yes, but it is important that you list any drugs you are currently taking when completing the health questionnaire.
Daily PrEP is somewhat forgiving with missed doses, which is an advantage it has over condoms, which provide no protection when they are not used. From the write-up of a study on PrEP's protection: In terms of stopping PrEP, after
If you and your Music City PrEP provider determine that PrEP is right for you, they will send your prescription immediately to one of our partner pharmacies (Avita Pharmacy and CVS Specialty Pharmacy) or another pharmacy if you prefer. Once
In most cases, it is delivered to your address in less than one week of your PrEP appointment. We have challenges with some patients' insurance plans which sometimes causes us to deliver outside of that time frame.
Yes, PrEP is a prescription medication and requires lab monitoring.
No, it is not necessary to take PrEP forever. With medical direction, it is possible to safely stop and re-start taking PrEP at different times throughout one's life. Be sure to follow the direction of a knowledgeable healthcare provider when