Source PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a medication that has been approved by the FDA since 2012 for HIV prevention. However, since its release, people have misunderstood the purpose of PrEP and there is a lot of false information and other misconceptions regarding the medication. One of the most common misunderstandings is that it is used […]
PrEP for HIV Prevention in Trans Women and Trans Men
Source Any person – regardless of their gender or sexual orientation – could be at risk of HIV transmission for numerous reasons. HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood and anal or vaginal secretions – so anyone who has unprotected sex with partners who may be HIV positive or shares needles would be […]
What If I Miss a Dose of PrEP?
Source If you want to know how HIV transmission can be prevented, then you may want to discuss taking PrEP with your doctor. PrEP is a prescription medication regimen that has been approved by the FDA to lower the chances of HIV transmission. The two main medications prescribed for PrEP are Truvada and Descovy. Both […]
What’s the Difference Between PrEP and PEP?
If you’ve done any research on HIV prevention and treatments, you have probably seen the terms PrEP and PEP. While these two terms look quite similar; they are very different – and it is important that you understand what each of them mean. Now first, let’s go over the similarities of PrEP and PEP. Both […]