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 other STI’s.
Routinely, we also check kidney function, so you can expect every three months to come in and you’ll be getting a full screening. This will include a throat swab for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, a rectal swab for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, urine tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, and blood tests. We’ll be checking kidney function as well as HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, this is an important regular screening, as it helps ensure that you are taking the medication in a way that’s optimal and safe for you. It’s also a great chance for you to be able to ask any questions or bring up any potential side effects that you are having with taking PrEP.