Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is one way to reduce your risk of catching HIV by taking an anti-HIV medicine called Truvada, Studies show that it reduces HIV transmission by 86%.(The MRC PROUD and IPERGAY STUDIES 2015.)
Continuous usage involves taking one tablet each day, whereas intermittent dosing involves taking two tablets between 2 and 24 hours before intercourse, and one tablet 24 and 48 hours after intercourse. Prior to starting, and during PrEP usage, HIV tests and kidney function blood and urine tests are necessary.
PrEP is best suited to people who at risk of catching HIV, such as those whose partners have HIV, or have a high risk of HIV exposure. It is not a substitute for practising safer sex to reduce the risk of acquiring and passing on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Samedaydoctor is happy to offer a PrEP monitoring service in the form of blood and urine testing, for anyone taking PrEP.
Find out how to get PrEP now, by contacting samedaydoctor. Book online or call 020 7631 0090 for an appointment at our Central London Clinic or City of London clinics, or arrange to speak to doctor by phone or email.