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How long do I need to take PrEP?

You can take Truvada® or Descovy for PrEP as long as you are at risk for contracting HIV. For some people this can mean for the duration of a relationship, and for others this can mean for a lifetime.

PrEP is something that you can start and stop at any time without long-term side effects. PrEP should be continued for 30 days after the last potential exposure to HIV. Each time you start Truvada® or Descovy you will need to take it for 7 to 21 days before it reaches maximum effectiveness. If you are considering stopping PrEP, please contact our medical team and we’ll help advise you so you can stop in the healthiest and most efficient way.

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