Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a new and innovative way for people who do not have HIV to continue being HIV-free by taking a pill every day. If you take PrEP daily, the presence of the medicine in your bloodstream can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading in your body, translating to up to 99% protection from HIV. PrEP has been proven safe to use and approved by the US FDA. While approximately 10% of people taking PrEP initially experience mild side-effects (such as nausea, diarrhea and headaches), a great majority of those who use it reported no side-effects at all. Those who reported side-effects also said that these went away within a month of using PrEP.
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LoveYourself, via Project PrEPPY (PrEP PILIPINAS), is making PrEP available in the Philippines. Those who are interested to use PrEP are recommended to decide only after substantially learning more about PrEP and how it fits their needs as a self-empowered individual. Here are recommended resources to know more about PrEP:
1. VIDEO: What is PrEP?
2. WEBSITE: PrEP Basics
3. WEBSITE: PrEP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
4. WEBSITE: Other PrEP Questions
5. WEBSITE: Center for Disease Control (CDC) on PrEP
If you have any other questions on PrEP, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org
If after you have gotten substantial knowledge and information on PrEP, you decide to take PrEP, you may express your interest via this form.