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 take the tablet every day.
If you get to a point where you’re finding difficult to take the tablet or the amount of tablets you are taking drops below, say, four tablets a week, your protection on HIV is greatly reduced.
It is important to take the tablet every day. If you discover during the day that you may have missed a tablet, it’s okay. If it’s been less than 12 hours from the time that you would normally take the tablet, just take one straight away. If it’s been more than 12 hours, it’s okay. You’ll still be protected against HIV. However, do make sure that you take your tablet at the regular time the next day.