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Read carefully these 4 factors before using PrEP


PrEP is best used as a daily pill

You have to be committed to taking pill each day.

It’s not forever, PrEP is an ‘opt in’ treatment.

Your circumstances and situation might change and you might find that for whatever reason you no longer need or want PrEP. It's always your choice. As our lives and lifestyles change so do our methods and options of sexual protection

Get tested

Before starting PrEP you need to get a HIV test and must return a negative result 4 weeks after your last 'risky situation'. You should test again every 3 months or so after this.

It’s very important to be 100% sure you are HIV negative before taking PrEP, otherwise you might create a few drug resistance issues.

Continuous care

You need to keep getting tested regularly for HIV every 3 months, and keep an eye on your kidney function.

You shouldn’t have any problems with these but you can easily get tested at your local sexual health clinic to make sure you're not having any unexpected reactions. It’s also a great idea to do all your other STI tests whilst you’re at the clinic.

Drug resistance?

Drug resistance is when the HIV in your body developing a drug resistance, not your body developing a resistance to the PrEP medication. It happens only if you actually have HIV in your system (i.e. HIV positive). That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re negative. If you are negative and taking PrEP, as long as you stay negative, you will not have any drug resistance issues to worry about. Your body does not ‘get used to the PrEP’ and stop protecting you from HIV, which is a common confusion that people have.

What is PrEP?

Watch this full video to understand what is PrEP and what effects will you have. Once you are done, you can continue with order process.

Frequently Asked Questions

“PrEP” stands for preexposure prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. This is done by taking a single pill that contains 2 HIV medications ONCE DAILY. PrEP has been shown to be safe and effective, it is highly effective against HIV when taken every day. The medication interferes with HIV’s ability to copy itself in your body after you’ve been exposed. This prevents it from establishing an infection and making you sick.
The HIV epidemic in Thailand is growing. About 20,000 people get infected with HIV each year. More of these infections are happening in some groups of people and some areas of the country than in others. Taking PrEP could help prevent HIV infection.
PrEP is not for everyone. PrEP is for those who have a high risk of coming in contact with HIV by not using a condom when they have sex with a person who has HIV infection. You should consider PrEP if you are a man or woman who sometimes has sex without using a condom, especially if you have a sex partner who you know has HIV infection, if you don’t know whether your partner has HIV infection but you know that your partner is at risk (for example, your partner inject drugs or is having sex with other people in addition to you) or if you have recently been told by a health care provider that you had a sexually transmitted infection. If your partner has HIV infection, PrEP could be an option to help protect you from getting HIV infection while you try to get pregnant, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding.
Rates of side effects while on PrEP are low. Mild symptoms such as mild stomach cramps, headaches and loss of appetite may appear the first few weeks.
PrEP is appropriate for periods of time when people have greater risk for contracting HIV. Those periods may be short or long or recurrent, depending on the individual. The CDC also recommends that before people discontinue PrEP, we would do ongoing HIV risk-reduction counseling and support. For people who have hepatitis B, we should also discuss whether to continue treatment as a means to control their hepatitis.
In the Australia around 25% of people who acquire HIV are in relationships. So, if you’re in a relationship we’d recommend you consider it. It's a personal choice but the safest option is to use PrEP and then it's a matter of trusting yourself and not needing to rely on others.
Yes, even though there is more risk bottoming, tops can also acquire HIV. Uncircumcised tops have a slightly greater chance again. It's very true that tops can also experience anxiety about acquiring HIV. Being on PrEP certainly helps with that.
Truvada (the PrEP pill's brand name that is produced by Gilead in the USA) was approved in 2004, so it’s been around for more than a decade. Before it was used as PrEP, it was used as treatment for people infected with HIV or exposed to HIV (it contains molecules that are used in HIV drugs). The worst side effects that have been reported are one percent bone mineral density loss and reduced kidney function. Is it safe? Yes. To put it into perspective, they can't tell if it's any worse than just getting older. People in the USA have been taking it for years.
Your doctor will check your liver and kidney function as well as a HIV/STI screening every three months to make sure you're ok. It's a normal part of getting your updated script each time. If you are concerned about any effect from taking PrEP then chat with your doctor.
That's not true. PrEP works by stopping the virus penetrating the cell. If it can't get into the cell then it can't multiply. Mutations occur when the virus reproduces. So essentially no infection means no mutation. It's important that you are not already HIV positive when you start PrEP. If the virus is already reproducing in your body then taking PrEP may cause some inconvenient problems with resistance and your doctor may have to try other medications. Your doctor will test to make sure you're not HIV positive before you start.
It’s totally your decision to disclose if you’re taking PrEP. Some people are proud to say they are taking PrEP and in doing so they are helping beak down stereotypes and showing that taking PrEP is a choice to look after their own health. Telling people that you are on PrEP also lets them know that protecting yourself against HIV is important to you. You're not legally or morally required to tell anyone. It's important to respect where other people are at on their safe sex journey so if your partners prefer to use a condom then that's their right. They don't have to take your word for it that you are safe. Of course they could take PrEP themselves and then their safety is completely in their hands.
Yes. If you are anxious about situations like condoms breaking, slipping off, not being applied correctly or doing head jobs without a condom then PrEP is still good for reducing your fear and anxiety. Some people just want an extra layer of protection and that's fine. Some medical professionals also use PrEP to stop HIV infection if they get a needle stick injury. PrEP is incredibly effective and reliable. PrEP users report that they are letting go of fear they didn't even know they carried.
Current studies are showing that PrEP works well even if you miss a dose. It was shown that users who took PrEP at least 4 days out of 7 hadn't acquired HIV. We strongly, and I mean STRONGLY, recommend that you stick to one pill a day though. That gives maximum protection. If you're not consistent then that's where you can miscalculate and undo all your good work. So one pill a day keeps everybody happy, secure and safe.

How do I get PrEP?

Easy steps to get start with using PrEP

The UK and Australia allow anyone to import a 'personal amount' of pharmaceutical drugs, with a personal amount being specified as up to 3 months worth. We have been advised that UK Customs officers are not interested in stopping shipments of pharmaceutical drugs (that are within the law) for investigation, and they do not add customs charges.

Various websites on the internet sell generic versions of Truvada (PrEP) for a greatly reduced price (around 85% less) compared to official branded Truvada pills (produced and sold by Gilead Sciences Inc.), and they may or may not ask you to upload a prescription depending on which country they are based in.

As generic HIV meds are widely used globally, the approval process for generic manufacturers makes it important to check that the online supplier is selling versions that are approved by either the US FDA or the WHO, you can also check approved medications on which is the monthly.

This includes versions of tenofovir/FTC manufactured by the following companies: Cipla, Hetero, Mylan and Thai GPO. Generic tenofovir/emtricitabine for PrEP currently costs from approximately $50-100 for 30 tablets depending on the online supplier, plus delivery costs.

See Your Doctor Consult and Do blood tests
Go to Walk-in Lab Do blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B virus, Kidney function test, Liver function test
Get Prescription (Option 1)
Get Lab Report (Option 2)
Send Prescription or Lab Report to
Online PrEP order and Complete payment online
PrEP Arrives in 4 days Take one PrEP daily