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PrEP Side Effects

PrEP can be over 99% effective at preventing HIV. Though some people experience some side effects when they first start taking PrEP (such as nausea, fever, and night sweats), these often go away after the first week or two.

What Are the Side Effects of Descovy?

Descovy is the most recent prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for PrEP. The instances of side effects from the use of Descovy have been reported as mild to moderate and occur in less than 5% of Descovy users. Depending on…

How Long Do the Side Effects of Truvada Last?

Truvada for PrEP does have some common side effects that often appear right away and usually last between one to two weeks. Some of the most common side effects include: Stomach cramps. Nausea. Fatigue. Dizziness. Headaches. Many people experience few to no side effects when taking Truvada, and those who…

What Are the Side Effects of PrEP?

Most people who take PrEP have no major side effects. In some cases, users experience minor side effects such as weight loss, abdominal pain, or headaches, most of which go away quickly. Serious side effects associated with PrEP are very rare. Minor Side Effects Most people have few to no…

What Are the Side Effects of Truvada?

The side effects commonly associated with Truvada include headache, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Most people taking Truvada for PrEP report few to no side effects, and most symptoms go away relatively quickly. What is Truvada? Truvada for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can help…

What are the side effects of PrEP?

Many new PrEP users report little to no side effects, but symptoms such as headache, abdominal pain, and weight loss can happen. These side effects typically don’t last long and often go away entirely within the first month. If you’re experiencing prolonged side effects, please contact us.

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