“The more you take medication on schedule, the more likely it works.” These are wise words from Dr. Demetre, who in this espisode, goes over what to do if you miss a dose of PrEP.
If you miss a dose of the HIV prevention pill, try to get back on a daily schedule as soon as possible. As long as you don’t make a habit of missing doses, missing one will not likely effect the level of protection PrEP offers from HIV. If you miss multiple days, that can be more problematic, particularly for women who have been found to need to take PrEP more consistently to get maximum protection. For everyone, daily use of PrEP is associated with increased effectiveness as compared with less consistent use, so the more frequently you take it, the more effective it is. Plain and simple.
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