PrEP should not be used as HIV treatment. HIV-positive people need a combination of three ARVs for treatment, given by the healthcare provider, according to their needs.
No. It is important that you take PrEP daily while at risk of getting HIV.When you feel that you are no longer at risk you can talk to your healthcare provider about stopping PrEP.
HIV-negative people who take PrEP every day can lower their risk of HIV by more than 90%.
It takes up to 7 days to be fully protected. PrEP must be taken daily!
PrEP has been shown to be safe. PrEP is also safe with alcohol and drugs, as well as contraceptives and other medicine.