Thank You For Your Interest In PrEP For HIV Prevention


Thank you for your interest in PrEP for HIV Prevention. Today we have covered the risks and benefits of PrEP as well as how to take the medication, starting and stopping PrEP as well as the importance of regular medical follow up.

  • PrEP can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 99%, however you need to take the tablet every day
  • PrEP only protects against HIV infection. It does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections. Use of condoms can reduce the chance of other STI’s.
  • Before starting PrEP you do need to have important baseline testing to check you are HIV negative, your kidneys are healthy and to check for Hepatitis as well as potential sexually transmitted infections.
  • PrEP can have some side effects infrequently: Some people experience gastric upset when they first start taking the medicine. Rarely kidney function and / or bone density can be affected.
  • When you are taking PrEP you require regular appointments with your doctor every 3 months for full sexual health screening, kidney function testing and to check for any issues with the medications.
  • You need to take PrEP for at least 7 days before optimal protection against HIV infection is achieved.
  • If you are planning on stopping PrEP it’s important to continue taking the medication for 28 days after your most recent potential exposure to HIV before stopping.

As part of today’s appointment we reviewed the following video which you can review again here: 

Date Of Birth:   

 

Leave this empty:

Signed by George Forgan-Smith
Signed On: 03/07/2018

Is PrEP For Me? https://isprepforme.com
Signature Certificate
Document name: Thank You For Your Interest In PrEP For HIV Prevention
Unique Document ID: 708f3b6eb47469a3cd59ef4d73e37c4d95cd5ef6
Timestamp Audit
23/06/2018 10:51 pm AESTThank You For Your Interest In PrEP For HIV Prevention Uploaded by George Forgan-Smith - drgeorge@thehealthybear.com IP 1.152.108.110
26/06/2018 12:46 pm AESTCollins Street Medical Medical Records - reception@collinsstmedicalcentre.com.au added by George Forgan-Smith - drgeorge@thehealthybear.com as a CC'd Recipient Ip: 1.136.106.187
28/06/2018 5:06 pm AESTCollins Street Medical Medical Records - reception@collinsstmedicalcentre.com.au added by George Forgan-Smith - drgeorge@thehealthybear.com as a CC'd Recipient Ip: 121.221.163.23
29/06/2018 3:12 pm AESTCollins Street Medical Medical Records - reception@collinsstmedicalcentre.com.au added by George Forgan-Smith - drgeorge@thehealthybear.com as a CC'd Recipient Ip: 120.151.1.158