What to expect once first seeing your doctor about PrEP?

  • Questions regarding your sexual history.
  • Discussing the risks & benefits of PrEP.
  • Discussing potential side effects.
  • Discussing how Truvada (or generic Truvada) works.
  • Discussions regarding your ability & the importance of adhering to PrEP correctly.
  • A request to undergo a conventional HIV test to ensure you are HIV negative.
  • A request to undergo other sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.
  • Testing of kidney function.
  • Doctor discussing Hepatitis B (HBV) immunity.
  • The possibility that your doctor may recommend alternative risk reduction strategies & not PrEP.
  • Discussing any questions you may have.

What to expect after commencing PrEP?

  • An appointment to see your doctor 2 weeks after commencing treatment.   
  • Visiting your doctor every three months.
  • Regular monitoring of kidney function and liver enzymes.
  • Testing for HIV every 3 months.
  • Testing for other STIs every 3 months.
  • Immediate treatment of any STIs.
  • Returning to your doctor every 3 months for your next PrEP prescription.