PrEP / HIV

Take care of your safety and that of your partner

The HIV virus is one of the greatest threats associated with active sex life. The level of knowledge of specialists and society is increasing, but the number of people infected with HIV is constantly growing. In the world and in Poland more and more HIV infections are recorded every year. One must remember that an untreated HIV infection leads to death.

How can you become infected with HIV?

Cracked condom
Blood contact
Contact via mother

Sexual contact

The most common way of HIV infection is sexual contact. Regardless of the type of sexual contact (anal, vaginal, oral), not using a condom is associated with the risk of infection.

Act prophylactically - you can avoid the risk of HIV infection by taking PrEP

Contact with blood

The risk of HIV infection exists during transfusions of blood and blood products, transplantation of organs and tissues, or use of non-sterile equipment during medical and cosmetological procedures that interrupt the continuity of the epidermis. Special attention should also be paid to the use of non-sterile syringes by intravenous drug users.

Contact via mother

The last group of situations with a risk of HIV infection is the transmission of the virus from mother to child. This concerns both fetal life, birth and breastfeeding by the mother infected with the virus.

The pill that will save your health

PrEP pre-exposure prophylaxis

It is the use of antiretroviral drugs, which eliminate the virus before it can get embedded in the body. Prophylactic use of drugs can significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection.

What is PReP?
PrEP drugs are two substances emitritabine and tenofovir.
  • How does PrEP work?
  • The effect of the drugs consists in inhibiting the virus from getting through the mucous membranes during sexual contact. In other words, the virus is blocked and is not able to infect the body of an uninfected person.
  • How long does the treatment last?
  • Prevention should continue as long as the risk of HIV infection persists.
  • How to take PrEP?
  • As part of the treatment, disoproxyl tenofovir fumarate [300 mg] with emtrycinine [200 mg] should be administered orally in a single daily dose with a meal. It is very important to take drugs regularly. and always take them with a meal.

Kiedy należy stosować PeEP?

According to the recommendations of the Polish AIDS Scientific Society, PrEP should be used in adults with an increased risk of acquiring HIV infection.

The risk is increased if you have risky sexual contact with an HIV-infected person or a person of unknown serological status who does not consistently use condoms or if you use drugs intravenously.

The risk of HIV infection may increase if:

  • in the last year the partner was diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections,
  • the partner has been taking post-exposure prophylaxis during the last year,
  • partner uses drugs during sexual contacts,
  • partner provides sexual services.
Does PrEP have any side effects? Do I have to take preventive measures under the supervision of a doctor?
Dr n. med. Joanna Kubicka

PrEP, like any medication, can cause side effects, so it is very important that the medication is only introduced under the doctor's control. During the therapy, the doctor monitors our health for possible side effects such as kidney dysfunction.

Prior to and during treatment with PrEP, kidney function, liver function and other organs are controlled.

Dr n. med. Joanna Kubicka

I want to start accepting PrEP. What do I have to do?

1
perform an anti-HIV/p24 serological test
2
rule out retroviral disease
3
verify proper kidney function
4
exclude HBV infection and vaccinate if necessary
5
perform diagnostics of other sexually transmitted infections, including HCV

Do not raise the statistics. Be aware of the risks.

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0
every day in the world
day in the world
fests of HIV
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in Poland
(until September 2019)
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Poles
infected with HIV
do not know about it
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