Conversation around HIV prevention breakthroughs in pill form has permeated brunch tables, newspapers, and doctors’ offices. But even though pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) have been approved as methods to prevent the transmission of HIV through sexual intercourse or intravenous drug use, some of those who could benefit from PrEP and PEP are still not quite sure how they work. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about PrEP.
What is PrEP?
Can I take it only on days I have sex?
Do I have to take it forever?Who should start a PrEP regimen?
Is it OK to use PrEP as the only method of HIV prevention?
What are the side effects of PrEP?
Read about all this on the informative page of HIVplusmag here.
- What Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis? (aids.answers.com)
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (eile.ie)
- HIV answers raise new ethical questions (eurekalert.org)
- Experts say the approval of Truvada for HIV prevention raises new ethical issues that must be addressed (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Antiviral drugs help prevent HIV infection in IV drug users (thechart.blogs.cnn.com)