PEP and PrEP

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PrEP stands for “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis”, and is a medication that is taken before you are exposed to HIV and can prevent you from becoming infected. Current clinical guidelines for PrEP recommend daily use of the medication Truvada for maximum HIV prevention benefits. PrEP is endorsed by the World Health Organization for people who are HIV negative and at risk for becoming positive. It has been shown to be as high as 99% effective at reducing risk for HIV when taken everyday (without missing a dose)1.

PrEP does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections, and it is cannot cure HIV.

You are likely to be a candidate for PrEP if you use Tina, as Tina use is associated with not using, or only sometimes using condoms. As with HIV meds for guys who are HIV Positive, it is essential you take your PrEP regularly, as guided by your physician in order for it to work. Sometimes when we use Tina, we forget to do things like take our medications at the right time. It is easy to forget to take pills and do other routine things, when we are on Tina. it makes us so hyper, and energise and excited we forget ordinary things, especially things related to meal-times, as we are not hungry on Tina.

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PEP is a medication that HIV negative people can take, after an incident of exposure. If taken properly, PEP can prevent you from getting HIV, even if you’ve been exposed to the virus. It must be taken within 72 hours to be effective.

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