Archive | Taking PrEP

Don’t Take PrEP With Metamucil

Don’t Take PrEP With Psyllium (Metamucilâ„¢) One important thing that I would like to note is the combination of Metamucilâ„¢ or psyllium husks and PrEP medication. When you take cilium husks, it’s designed as a way of helping keep bowel movements regular. It’s normally a teaspoon that’s mixed into a glass of water. It creates […]

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Important Points Before Starting PrEP

Before you start taking PrEP it’s important to cover some important key points: Below is a series of short videos that will answer the most common and important questions about Truvada and pre exposure prophylaxis in just 9 minutes. Each clip covers an important concept to help you decide if PrEP is for you. What […]

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How Do I Buy PrEP In Australia?

How do I access PrEP in Australia? Currently in Australia there are a number of different ways that you can access PrEP. There are firstly, a number of studies happening in Australia. If you’re able to be enrolled in one of these studies, it means that you will be supplied with the drug, either for […]

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How Do I Import PrEP?

How do I import PrEP into Australia? If you are going to import PrEP into Australia, it’s very important that you have a conversation with your doctor, who is familiar with PrEP. They will be able to provide you not only with a prescription for a PrEP but you will also be able to get […]

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How Do You Start PrEP?

How Do You Get Onto PrEP? When you’ve made the decision that PrEP may be a drug for you, it’s important to get in contact with a doctor. Here in Australia, PrEP has to be prescribed by a medical doctor. You cannot order it online without a prescription. So, this is an opportunity for you […]

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Who Should Take PrEP?

Who should be considering PrEP? People who are interested in PrEP are number one people you should be talking to about PrEP. However, there are a number of groups of people who could benefit from PrEP. Primarily, HIV is a disease within the gay community of Australia, within men who are having sex with men. […]

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How Do You Access PrEP In Australia

How Do I Get PrEP In Australia? How do people access PrEP within Australia? There are three pathways currently for accessing PrEP. The first and the most common one is involvement in one of the studies that’s happening in Australia. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are all […]

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Can I Get PrEP In Outback Australia?

Can people in rural Australia access prep? Currently, the studies are working very, very hard to recruit doctors in rural Australia to ensure that all Australians at risk of HIV infection are able to access this medication. All doctors can actually prescribe prep if you are going to be importing it into Australia. It would […]

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How Often Do I Need To See The Doctor?

How often do I need to be followed up when taking PrEP? When taking PrEP, it’s very, very important that you have a regular check-up every three months. This is an opportunity not only to give you your new script for PrEP, but also to check for any potential exposures to HIV, as well as […]

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How Should I Take PrEP?

How do I take PrEP? There are a number of different studies that look at ways that you can take PrEP. However, here in Australia, our recommendation is that PrEP should be taken every day. When PrEP is taken every day, what we know is that there is enough drug within the system to reduce […]

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So I Can Stop Using Condoms?

Does being on PrEP mean that I can give up condoms? Often, the reason that people are going onto PrEP is because they weren’t actually using condoms to start with. What we have found is that if a person is using PrEP as their protection against HIV, if they don’t use a condom or a […]

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Is PrEP Just For Gay Men?

Is PrEP only for gay men? The answer is no, PrEP is not just for gay men, it’s for all people who are at potential risk of HIV infection. This includes men who have sex with men, trans men, trans women, as well as female heterosexuals. For women or owners of cervixes, we recommend that […]

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Do I Take Truvada With Food?

Do you need to Truvada with food? The answer is no, you don’t need to take the drug with any particular time of day or any particular food. The most important thing is that you find a way to take the tablet every day. If, ideal, you take it at the same time every day, […]

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Is Daily Tablet The Only Way To Take PrEP?

Are there other ways of taking Prep other than a single daily tablet? There have been studies done worldwide that looked at other dosing schedules which include taking two tables of Truvada before you’re thinking about having sexual activity, usually two to 24 hours before activity and then one tablet every 24 hours for two […]

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What If I Miss A Tablet Of PrEP?

What happens if you miss a tablet of PrEP? The good thing is that there is a bit of leeway when it comes to taking PrEP. If you are missing a tablet every now and then, it’s not that big of deal. You will still be protected for HIV. However, we do recommend that you […]

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How Do I Stop Taking PrEP

What Happens If I Want To Stop PrEP? If you’ve had a change in situation, where you feel that you are no longer at risk of potential infection with HIV, you are able to stop taking PrEP. However, the recommendations are that you need to take the drug for at least 28 days after your […]

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