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Offline Lanzetta

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effectiveness time from starting Prep
« on: May 01, 2021, 01:19:54 pm »
Hi y'all.   So good to have this forum for assistance, help, guidance, and overall moral support.

I am on Day #8 of taking Descovy.  My PCP told me I will be 'fully protected' after 30 days.   However, the more research I found online with journals shows for anal sex male2male its 7 days.   The 30 days is for vaginal tissue.   I trust my PCP but I have definitely encountered they can be a smart physician just with not much Prep experience so tend to recommend longer?

Thanks in advance.  Happy Weekend!

Offline Jim Allen

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Re: effectiveness time from starting Prep
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 01:30:13 pm »
It isn't fully protected to start with.

Anyhow, for receptive anal sex daily PrEP will after 7 days
reach it's best effectiveness levels against HIV.
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