PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is daily medicine that can reduce your chance of getting HIV from sex or from injection drug use. If your provider feels it appropriate, he or she will test you for HIV and other STDs. Your PrEP provider will also test to see if your kidneys are working well.
If this is a good option for you, your PrEP provider will give you a prescription.
You need to visit your PrEP provider again:
- Every 3 months for repeat HIV tests, prescription refills and follow-up.
- If you have any side-effects while taking PrEP that become severe or don’t go away.