While you're taking TRUVADA for PrEP, here are other steps you should take to stay healthy:
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
You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP.
TRUVADA for PrEP is only for people who are
Take TRUVADA for PrEP every day.
Taking TRUVADA for PrEP daily helps keep you from getting
If you do become HIV-positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV.
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.
What to do if you:
Miss a dose
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.
Run low on TRUVADA for PrEP
Refill your prescription before you run out of medicine.
Take too much
Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Have side effects
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or that do not go away.
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