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How do I know if my patient is a candidate for PrEP?

Not everybody is gonna need PrEP. And, it’s not right for everyone, but everyone should at least hear about it and know about it, so they can make informed decisions.

I think what’s really important to remember about PrEP as a clinician is that it’s not just about gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. It’s really important to talk about PrEP to women, whether they’re cis or trans. If people are having sex, they should know about PrEP and that opens a conversation that could really lead to some important strategies for their sexual health and for HIV prevention.

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