You must see your healthcare provider for ongoing monitoring.
While taking TRUVADA for PrEP, you will need to get tested for HIV-1 infection at least every 3 months or when your healthcare provider tells you. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that bother you or that do not go away. You can also ask your healthcare provider any questions you may have about how to take TRUVADA for PrEP the right way.
Your healthcare provider will continue to test for HIV-1.
You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you think you were exposed to HIV-1. He or she may want to do more tests to be sure you are still HIV-negative.
If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time.
Your healthcare provider may also test for other sexually transmitted infections. Infections such as syphilis and gonorrhea can increase the risk of getting HIV-1 infection.
Your healthcare provider may also check your kidney function (called renal monitoring).
Your healthcare provider may also conduct a pregnancy test every 3 months.
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Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that may bother you or have not gone away. Your healthcare provider can give you medical advice.
Have questions about taking TRUVADA for PrEP? Or about how to help stay HIV-negative? Your healthcare provider can give you answers.
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