What other support options
are available to you?
Whether you need help remembering to refill your medication or need help with sexual health questions, there's support for you.
Need help with other sexual health questions? AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) offer everything from STI testing to counseling services. There may be one in your area that can help you. Visit locator.aids.gov to find an ASO or CBO near you.
Part of taking TRUVADA for PrEP is getting tested for
You can use your phone to help remind you when to get tested. Every phone is different, but most have a calendar tool that allows you to make an "appointment" and set an alert.
It's important to take your medicine every day as a healthcare provider recommends. If you need help remembering, your phone's alarm feature could be useful. Just choose the time you want to take TRUVADA for PrEP, and label the alarm something simple like "Take Medicine."
Before and while taking TRUVADA for PrEP:
TRUVADA can cause serious side effects:
Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP if you:
Serious side effects of TRUVADA may also include:
Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP are headache, stomach-area (abdomen) pain, and decreased weight. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
TRUVADA for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 through sex, when taken every day and used together with safer sex practices. This use is only for people who weigh at least 77 pounds and are HIV-negative and at risk of getting HIV-1.
To help determine your risk of getting HIV-1, talk openly with your healthcare provider about your sexual health.