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How Do I Get a Prescription For Truvada?

You can obtain a prescription for Truvada online at Nurx™, from your primary care physician, or at a local healthcare clinic. Truvada for PrEP is a medication for HIV-negative individuals, that when taken every day and combined with safer sex practices, can significantly lower your risk of contracting HIV. Truvada is only available by prescriptions and is recommended for those who are at a higher risk of contracting HIV.

Getting Your Truvada Prescription Online

When you choose to order Truvada online from places like Nurx, you will first have to answer a few questions to determine if you are eligible for PrEP. Next, you will be sent an at home kit for lab testing, that allows you to test yourself conveniently in the privacy of your own home. You will receive instructions on how to collect your samples and will need to send them back to the lab with the provided box and prepaid label.

The lab tests will check for HIV, kidney function, pregnancy (if you are female-bodied), Hepatitis B, and STIs including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. If it is confirmed that you are HIV negative and a healthcare provider determines PrEP is a good option for you, Nurx will ship the medication to your door.

Obtaining a Prescription in Person

You can also obtain your Truvada prescription from your regular healthcare provider or at your local healthcare clinic. First, you will need to discuss with your chosen healthcare provider your health history, sexual practices, or other risks that can make you more susceptible to contracting HIV. Once they have discussed with you the side effects and risks and decided that you are a good candidate for taking Truvada, they will order lab testing. If they determine PrEP is a good option for you, they will write you a prescription.

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