HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
( PrEP )
HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis ( PrEP for short ) refers to use of anti-viral medications to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV before an exposure has actually occurred.
The main anti-viral medication approved for use for this purpose is Truvada. PrEP may be taken long term for patients who deem themselves to be at continued risk, or on demand for patients who expect to be at risk for only a short period. Do bear in mind that PrEP is meant to be used in conjunction with condoms as far as possible, and not meant to replace condom use.
If you are considering using PrEP against HIV, we will be happy to tailor a management and follow up plan for you.
Do note that there may be changes to our clinic schedule from time to time. Please see http://prudencefamclinic.com/changes-in-operating-hours/ for the latest updates.