For providers interested in prescribing PrEP

Dr. Flash offers guidance for healthcare providers on the steps to prescribing PrEP.

PrEP is a major advance in HIV prevention. In addition to condoms, this once daily pill offers those who do not have HIV another powerful means of protection.

After you determine PrEP is a good option for someone, have them take an HIV test to ensure they do not already have the virus. After you prescribe, you will need to follow up with them in a couple of weeks to see how they are responding to the pill. If all is going well, you should prescribe three-month prescriptions and have routine check-ups four times a year.

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