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Did anyone get diagnosed AFTER taking PreP, and do you have any sources on HIV detection after PReP?Jul 02, 20228 Answers
Hello everyone. My name is Kyung, and I am a master of a design student. I have a design project for HIV PrEP medication to make people more accessible and encourage usage in the LGBTQ community. As a closet queer gender, I wanted to explore the critical topic of understanding social impact. I would like to hear personal stories about how you decided to take PrEP medication, your concerns, and any lacking experience during PrEP medicines in terms of accessibility or affordability. You could share some unique stories of yours or your friends. You could share some points of view on why some people find it hard to access prep on economic, cultural, and social layers. You could teach me why PrEP is essential and recommend it. I also want to hear some points of view on stigma. For example, how would it be different between San Francisco and some rural cities in South Dakota to get advice and access PrEP? Your stories are really important and meaningful to me. This will help my design process and explore opportunity area to improve HIV PrEP. Please comment or dm me!
“Minor” Side Effects?Jul 02, 20228 Answers
Do the “minor” side effects of Truvada go away after awhile or are they always there? I’m referring to nausea, dizziness, drowsiness.
Stopped Taking Prep 3 Days After ExposureJul 02, 20226 Answers
Hi all, I took Prep every day from Day 1-11. On day 8, I had unprotected sex. I continued to take Prep for the following three days. After Day 11, I went on vacation and forgot my medication. I didn't take Prep for more than a week. Should I be concerned about this possible exposure? I assumed that, since 2-1-1 dosing allows you to stop Prep 2 days after exposure, that I'd be fine stopping 3 days after exposure with daily?
Urgent question---what happens if you are on on demand PrEP and take pills before or after 24hrs?Jul 02, 20224 Answers
So I took the first two PrEP pills at some point last night between 8:30 and 10PM. I stupidly did not write down exactly at what time I took them. I then had sex about 4-5 hours later Now tonight I am not sure at what time I should be taking the next pill. What happens if it's a little before or after? Is it better to take it before or after? I can't find any info about this online, please help!
Starting PrepJul 02, 20224 Answers
So I had begun to take prep for 6 days but I missed the 7th day because I didn’t have access to it (at parents house and forgot to bring). I took it the next 2 days and had unprotected sex. I’m really worried since I didn’t take it the 7th day that the levels weren’t high enough. Would taking it the next 2 days have been enough? It would have been 8 days in total. Really nervous 😵💫 I heard missing a dose isn’t the end of the world?
How do I get my doctor to take me seriously?Jul 02, 20220 Answers
I've had a lot of trouble breathing for many years. I don't think i get enough oxygen in my brain and it stops me from calming myself down. I have a lot of tension in my body especially my nose and it's very discouraging. I think something is wrong with my body. I'm so nervous I think my bones are out of place and i'm going to suffocate. Every time i try to do meditation my nose gets tingly and I feel a lot of discomfort. I can't get the long deep breaths I need and I involuntarily clench mid breath. It's hard to relax and change my thoughts it's like my brain is firing off the wrong thoughts. I tense more then a person should, to the point of dizziness. I stressed my muscles so hard I thought I was going to pass out. my anxiety is so bad I often spend every two days not sleeping. I quite literally mean through the whole night aswell. I've kept logs every hour of what happens and I don't think this is normal for an average person with strong anxiety even. It's very taxing to handle passing out after trying 8-9 hours constantly for my body to sleep. I can't even sleep with my anxiety medication. How could my doctors let everything get so bad?