While the everyday action of taking Truvada is relatively simple, PrEP is not just taking a pill. It is a prevention program. It includes HIV and STD testing every three months for as long as you choose to remain on PrEP.
At your first appointment, please come prepared to discuss why you think PrEP is right for you. If you decide PrEP is the right choice, you will be tested for HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy (if applicable), as well as have blood work done to test your kidneys. Most people are able to start PrEP on the next business day.
You will meet with your physician every three months for follow-up testing, prevention plan discussions and renewal of your medication prescription.