About - Frequently Asked Questions

You should read the following šŸ‘‰Ā  frequently asked questions šŸ‘ˆĀ  before you start taking PrEP. They will grant you a minimum of information that will be very useful to you. āœ…

HIV is diagnosed through a blood test. This can be done at sexual health clinics as part of a general STD check-up, or by purchasing the test at a pharmacy.

PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV infection. It reduces the risk of contracting HIV through sexual relations by approximately 99% when taken as prescribed.Ā It is much less effective when not taken as indicated.Ā PrEP reaches the level of maximum protection against HIV at approximately 4 days of daily use.

You must take PrEP as prescribed for it to work. If you don't, the amount of medicine in your blood may not be enough to block the virus. The right amount of medication in your blood can stop the virus from establishing itself and spreading through your body.

These side effects occur in a small percentage, about 5%. Stop treatment and talk to your doctor immediately if you develop any unusual symptoms or side effects after taking PrEP, such as:

  • Fever
  • Dizziness or diarrhea
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Swollen glands
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Increased perspiration

These side effects usually disappear with time. If you have any questions, talk to your health care provider.

After starting PrEP, clinical and analytical follow-up should be performed:

At 4 weeks:

  • HIV test to rule out probable HIV infection at the start of the PrEP program.
  • Assessment of possible adverse effects.

Quarterly:

  • HIV serology with fourth generation ELISA, and if symptoms or signs of infection are present, plasma viral load (PVL).
  • STI screening including syphilis, gonorrhea, lymphogranuloma venereum and chlamydia.

Annually:

  • Screening for HCV infection.
  • Screening for HBV infection in unvaccinated individuals.
  1. Acquisition of HIV infection
  2. By interruption of risk practices
  3. Due to the appearance of renal, bone, digestive or any other type of toxicity considered important.
  4. By decision of the user
  5. Abandonment of follow-up

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is for people who do not yet have HIV, but are at an increased risk of getting it. PrEP is a daily medication that can reduce this risk. If you are exposed to HIV, PrEP can prevent HIV from spreading through your body.

PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. PEP is for people who may have been exposed to HIV. It is for emergency situations only. PEP must be started within 72 hours of possible exposure to HIV.

You can stop taking PrEP at any time you choose, but you will lose your immunity to HIV and can start taking it again whenever you want.

Missing a dose is no cause for alarm as PrEP will maintain its effectiveness; simply take the next dose at the usual time.

PrEP available in our store has been approved by the European Medicines Agency EMA and the OMS since 2008. You can check the approval code on the product sheet.

In the Product Details tab of the product sheet

PrEP tabletsĀ improves the patient''s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Lowering the growth and decreasing the amount of HIV virus in the body.
  • Blocking the activity of a viral enzyme.

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