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Is PrEP for me?

Is PrEP for me?

Taking a pill every day for ongoing protection from HIV might not be for everybody, but it is an excellent option for people at high risk of getting HIV. Most people can safely use PrEP, but a healthcare provider will need to determine if there is any reason why you should not take it.

Who should take PrEP?

Who should take PrEP?

PrEP is for anyone who is HIV-negative and feels they might be at risk of getting HIV.

If you or anyone you know are unsure about taking PrEP, why not try going through this Roadmap to see if PrEP could be a good option for you

Starting PrEP

Starting PrEP

First visit: HIV and blood test screening. Get your PrEP supply for a month.

One month visit: HIV and blood test screening Get your 3-month prescription and collect your pills every month

Monthly visit: Use your prescription to collect your pills every month at your clinic

Every three months: Every 3 months, you return for an HIV test and a new 3-month prescription for PrEP

What happens if I miss a pill?

What happens if I miss a pill?

If you missed a pill, take it as soon as you remember, and continue to take daily as before.

PrEP requires strict adherence to daily medication and regular HIV testing. Where possible, it should be used together with other HIV prevention methods.

If it is used properly, PrEP will play a role in helping to reduce the number of new HIV infections in South Africa.

Is PrEP for me?

Is PrEP for me?

PrEP is for anyone who is HIV-negative and feels they might be at risk of getting HIV. If you are unsure about taking PrEP, why not try going through this roadmap that can help you decide whether PrEP is a good option for you.