For many gay men, a daily regime of PrEP and fibre supplements like Metamucil(tm) has kept us ready for sex without worry.
There has been a long-standing question about whether taking your Truvada, or generic PrEP tablets, at the same time may lead to decreased drug absorption. Reduced absorption could mean a drop in its protection against HIV infection.
The concern was, if the tablet is caught in the middle of the fibre clump, the medicine may not dissolve and be absorbed.
While many people are familiar with PrEP for HIV prevention, not everyone is aware the antibotic doxycycline can be used to prevent STI’s. In particular, doxycycline can be useful in prevention of Syphiils, Chlamyida, and Gonorrhoea infections.
Sex can be a natural consequence of travel, you are having a great time, you meet great people. Sex happens.
I frequently see straight patients who are worried about HIV and other STI’s but are not sure the best way to avoid them. Many are not aware they could access things like PrEP, a drug that prevents HIV infection, because they had not heard of it or thought it was only for gay men.
How to safely restart PrEP if you have recently stopped.
How to take PrEP when you are travelling across time lines.