The use of Prep

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    Jul 24, 2017 4:26 PM GMT
    PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

    What is PrEP?

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy where HIV negative people take medications daily to prevent them from becoming positive if they are exposed to the virus.

    PrEP has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection in sexually active adults and in people who use drugs. PrEP is effective in preventing HIV even if you don’t use condoms, however, PrEP will not protect against other STIs. Using condoms together with PrEP will provide additional protection against STIs

    What I should know?

    PrEP could be used by men who have sex with men (MSM), who bottom, top, or who are versatile.

    A small proportion of men may get minor side effects but these generally go away after a few weeks. In extremely rare cases, PrEP can affect your kidneys. Your doctor will screen you to make sure this is not a problem.

    If you take PrEP daily, you have very little risk of being infected with HIV. Regular testing will ensure that if you should become infected, it will be detected early.

    You can stop taking PrEP altogether if you no longer think that you need it. Good HIV protection has been demonstrated if PrEP is taken for four or more days per week, however the best level of protection occurs when taking it daily.

    If you take PrEP and do not use condoms when you have sex you will still have up to 92% protection against HIV; however, PrEP does NOT protect against other STIs, such as syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea or HPV.

    If you are taking PrEP and not using condoms, you should increase the frequency of your STI testing.

    PrEP can be used for many different reasons:

    Some HIV-negative men may use PrEP because they are with an HIV-positive partner and they want to add more protection.
    PrEP is effective in preventing HIV infection when taken correctly
    Many men are not consistent with using condoms; sometimes a condom can break or slip off during sex. PrEP can function as a backup plan and protect from being infected with HIV.
    Some men are in relationships where regular condom use is not desirable or possible or where bareback sex is preferred.
    A few basic screening tests are needed to make sure PrEP is suitable and safe for you before you start.
  • Element1313

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    Jul 24, 2017 7:33 PM GMT
    Funny Gilead's website tells a different story .
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    Jul 24, 2017 7:46 PM GMT
    Dynamo_spark saidPrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
    If you take PrEP daily, you have very little risk of being infected with HIV.


    Well, it is still a risk and if it doesn't prevent you from getting infected by other diseases, so what's the point in taking those?
    Why would anyone who healthy would like to take unnecessary chemicals into their body?
    Does a condom is such a bad experience for you? In anyway, it is a useful protection not just from germs but also from potential unpleasant sh!tty accidents.

    As I always say: PrEP is good to those who sell them...
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    Jul 25, 2017 6:24 AM GMT
    Element1313 saidFunny Gilead's website tells a different story .

    This is taken from the MensHealth website
  • Element1313

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    Jul 25, 2017 2:08 PM GMT
    Dynamo_spark said
    Element1313 saidFunny Gilead's website tells a different story .

    This is taken from the MensHealth website


    Yeah, gay propaganda. Long term
    use of body altering drugs never turns out well.
  • fitartistsf

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    Jul 25, 2017 5:38 PM GMT
    And weren't there several stories in the news recently that said that we're still getting HIV infected while on PreP???
  • Element1313

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    Jul 25, 2017 8:23 PM GMT
    fitartistsf saidAnd weren't there several stories in the news recently that said that we're still getting HIV infected while on PreP???


    Every one is fucking bareback.
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    Jul 26, 2017 8:40 PM GMT
    Why would anyone take this? Just be careful, use protection and don't sleep around like a whore
  • Ubeaut

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    Aug 25, 2017 9:18 AM GMT
    In New South Wales we've had a 39% drop in new HIV infections, funny we've got the largest PreP trial in Australia.