Common Questions About PrEP

How Does PrEP Work

PrEP Side Effects

Accessing PrEP In Australia

Importing PrEP Into Australia

Taking PrEP

Sex While On PrEP

PrEP Resources In Languages Other Than English

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Can You Take PrEP With Fibre?

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.

Doxy PEP For Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections

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 Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhoea infections.

Avoiding STI's While Travelling

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.