How can you make TRUVADA for PrEP®
part of an HIV prevention plan?
If you and a healthcare provider decide TRUVADA for PrEP is right for you, empower yourself with a complete prevention plan.
Use safer sex practices like latex or polyurethane condoms and lube
Know your HIV status and the status of your partner(s)
Get tested for HIV at least every 3 months and regularly for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Test for pregnancy or discuss with your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant
Take TRUVADA for PrEP every day (it's one pill, once every day)
See a healthcare provider to monitor your kidney function
TRUVADA for PrEP is only for people who are
Taking TRUVADA for PrEP daily helps keep you from getting
TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV. If you have HIV and take only TRUVADA, your HIV may become harder to treat now and in the future.
Take it as soon as you remember that day. Take only 1 dose per day. Do not take 2 doses to make up for a missed dose. Call your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure what to do.
Refill your prescription before you run out of medicine.
Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or that do not go away.
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 once-daily prescription medicine for adults and adolescents at risk of HIV who weigh at least 77 pounds. It helps lower the chance of getting HIV through sex. You must be HIV negative before and while taking TRUVADA for PrEP.
To help determine if TRUVADA for PrEP may be an option for you, talk openly with your healthcare provider about your risk for HIV-1.