PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) from Manhattan Primary Care
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is recommended for anyone who is HIV negative and who is in an ongoing sexual relationship with a partner who is HIV positive. People at a higher risk of getting HIV might also benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreEP). Our board-certified, award-winning NY best doctors at Manhattan Primary Care look forward to meeting you and putting you on a path to your best health. Your doctor will do a thorough consultation, ask about your risk factors and discuss if PrEP may be right for you based on your individual situation.
CAN I LOWER MY CHANCES OF GETTING HIV?
There are now medicines we call “pre-exposure prophylaxis” or “PrEP”. It is a once a day medication and isn’t recommended for everyone. It is generally recommending for high risk individuals based on your individual sexual practices as well as other factors. These medications can work to prevent HIV, but there is always a risk if exposed and using condoms is important.
The most effective way to reduce your risk of getting HIV is to use condoms during sex and to avoid sharing needles. People at a higher risk of getting HIV might also benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreEP).
Your doctor will do a thorough consultation, ask about your risk factors and discuss if PrEP may be right for you based on your individual situation. You must discuss with your doctor as treatment regimens vary and can change overtime. Consistent use of medications is also important for them to be effective.
If you fail to take it regularly, there may not be enough medicine in your bloodstream to prevent the virus from infecting your body. It’s important to realize that this isn’t a vaccine that can help your body fight infection for several years.
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