START PrEP AGAINST HIV INFECTION NOW
PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medications to keep HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the US FDA and EU Medicine Agency and has been shown to be safe and effective at preventing HIV infection.
PrEP provides almost 100% effectiveness if taken daily for men having unprotected sex.
What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily course of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) taken by HIV-negative people to protect themselves from infection.
Trials have shown that, when taken consistently and correctly, PrEP is very effective and reduces the chances of HIV infection to near-zero. This has led some to describe PrEP as a ‘game changer’ for HIV prevention especially among men having sex with men.
PrEP is currently available in market as original Truvada, patented and discovered by leading biotech company Gilead. As for many regions in the world Truvada cost around 1800 USD per month is out of range there are also two generics available. Tenvir EM and Ricovir EM contain same active ingredients and both have been approved for usage in many countries including USA as a cheap equivalent.
Generic drugs are made by Cipla and Mylan, two leading Indian pharma companies specialized in production of generic drugs for developing markets.
PrEP ingredients stopping the HIV virus from replicating in your body and keep you HIV negative.
Do I need PrEP?
Why is it worth to take PrEP? Its simple answer, to not allow HIV infect your body.
World Health Organization recommended in 2015 that “PrEP should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”. Its best to use condoms and PrEP as a complimentary HIV prophylaxis. If You for some reason have unprotected sex and you are men having sex with other men PrEP is for you.
If your answer for any question below is yes, you should start PrEP as soon as possible to avoid HIV infection.
- Do you have sex with a HIV positive partner who is not on ARV treatment or has a detectable viral load?
- Are you regularly involved in anal or vaginal intercourse without using condom?
- Are you involved in chemsex?
REMEMBER THAT YOU CANNOT TAKE PrEP IF YOU ARE ALREADY HIV POSITIVE.
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How you should take PrEP?
PrEP is a pill taken orally with glass of water. It should be taken daily around same time. If you missed one dosage do not panic. Meds still working but avoid this kind of situations. Consistent prophylaxis is required to keep you safe.
PrEP Safety Guidelines
PrEP should be ordered after doctor consultation and set of test result should be conducted.
BEFORE YOU START TREATMENT: You should make set of tests include HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis A, B, C, liver and kidney functions
AFTER FIRST MONTH: You should repeat all tests
EVERY 3 MONTHS: HIV test
EVERY 6 MONTHS: HIV test, kidney functions, STI screening
EVERY 12 MONTHS: Hepatitis C
REMEMBER – PrEP does not protect from sexually transmitted infections (STI) like syphilis, chlamydia and others. You should routinely conduct STI screening.