What will my doctor’s visits look like for PrEP?

Your doctor’s visits will depend on your particular circumstances and your healthcare provider. In some cases, your doctor may want to see you more frequently when you first start taking PrEP to monitor any potential side effects and to check in with you about how things are going. After that initial period, many providers are comfortable seeing their patients on PrEP less frequently. Because it is important to test for HIV consistently while on PrEP, they will likely want to see you about every three months to test for HIV and to run other laboratory tests to make sure everything is in order. Ultimately, the decision about how frequently you will be seen is between you and your provider.