PrEP will only protect you against HIV and does not protect you from getting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and pregnancy. Using condoms will be the best way to prevent STI’s.
PrEP is safe. However, a few individuals may experience occasional side effects. Side effects include headaches, nausea and abdominal discomfort which may be experienced occasionally for a short period and will usually reduce after a few weeks of taking PrEP.
PrEP is for anyone who is HIV negative and at an ongoing risk of contracting the virus. Such a person should visit the nearest health facility for a consultation with a health provider.If used consistently studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV.
No. PrEP is not the same as PEP. PrEP is used by a HIV negative person before exposure to HIV virus while PEP which stands for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis is used by a HIV negative person after one is exposed to HIV virus.
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