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Can I take PrEP while on birth control?

Yes, you can take your birth control, and you can take PrEP and it’s safe.

Yes! Dr. Flash explains that it’s safe to take PrEP and birth control at the same time.

When taken every day, PrEP has been shown to be highly effective in preventing HIV.

Click here for more information on PrEP.


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