Continuing PrEP

Counting on PrEP
Why do I need to take PrEP as prescribed?

  • You must take PrEP as prescribed for it to work.
  • If you do not take PrEP as prescribed, there may not be enough medicine in your bloodstream to block the virus.
  • The right amount of medicine in your bloodstream can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading in your body.

Can I take PrEP while on birth control?

There are no known interactions between PrEP and hormone-based birth control methods, e.g., the pill, patch, ring, shot, implant, or IUD. It is safe to use both at the same time.

Will PrEP interfere with my hormone therapy?

There are no known drug conflicts between PrEP and hormone therapy, and there is no reason why the drugs cannot be taken at the same time.

Can I stop using condoms if I take PrEP?

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