PrEP tests in Bangalore

Before starting the PrEP HIV pill in Bangalore, you will need to undergo a series of PrEP tests to check if you are eligible or fit to start the PrEP medicine. The most important of all tests is the HIV test. The latest technology for early detection of HIV is the 4th generation test that can detect the HIV virus in the body as early as 14 days after suspected exposure with about 90% accuraccy. PrEp can only be given to HIV negative individuals. If you have already contracted the virus, starting HIV treatment at the earliest is very important and PreP medication will be of no use then.

Apart from the HIV tests, the PrEP test panel includes tests for other STDs, Hepatitis B and C, Complete blood count, Blood Sugar random, Serum creatinine, SGOT, SGPT etc. These tests will determine whether you are medically fit to initiate the PrEP tablets in Bangalore. The tests are done by means of a simple blood test where the blood sample can be collected easily by our home sample collection team.

Once the investigations are done, the reports will again be discussed with you by the expert panel of doctors over phone with detailed analysis of all the reports. If you are deemed fit for PrEp, The PrEP medications will be prescribed to you.

HIV Prevention Medication in Bangalore

HIV, being the deadly disease that it is, has instilled great fear in everyone’s mind and this fear can cause further damage. One major assurance to deal with this notorious disease is the advancement of medical science. The current medical scenario has changed the demographics of this disease remarkably as many preventive measures, early investigations and antiretroviral therapies are now available to tackle HIV efficiently. Though there is still no cure, one can live comfortably with HIV with the help of regular 0medications and medical interventions.

Viral load for HIV is a measure of the amount or quantity of HIV present in 1 ml of blood. Book your CD4 count and viral load test. This is used to monitor the efficacy of therapy when a person is taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV. For early detection and for confirmation RNA PCR tests for HIV 1 and HIV 2 can be done.

With Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV prevention pill in Bangalore is available to ensure safety from HIV of high-risk individuals. These high risk individuals include women who wish to conceive but have a HIV-positive partner, gay couples, drug users, healthcare workers etc. This PrEP pill provides protection against HIV with over 99% efficacy if taken as prescribed. So if you are in Bangalore and worried about being exposed to HIV in near future, PrEP HIV medicine in Bangalore is right here for you.

PrEP medication in Bangalore

The most widely used medicine for PrEP is a combination of Emtricitabine 200mg and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300mg, approved by FDA in 2012. The PrEP HIV medicine is to be taken once daily for as long as HIV risk prevails. PrEP is available only with prescription and should be taken under strict medical supervision.

As with other medications, some may experience mild side effects such as headache, nausea etc for a few days which gradually wean off on their own. For persistent or severe side effects, consult your doctor immediately. Follow up check-ups to look out for side effects (if any), kidney and liver functioning and regular HIV testing for confirmation of HIV status is done every 3 months during PrEP.

The efficiency of PrEP pill in Bangalore is reported to be about 99%, if taken religiously. However, nothing beats the efficacy of condom usage during sexual activity and is still the most recommended practice for preventing all STDs including HIV. In addition, condoms also help prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide protection against HIV if PrEP is not followed correctly.

This PrEP pill has proved to be a game changer in combating HIV effectively. Its high efficacy and easy availability has paved the way for many, especially high risk individuals who can now live without fear of contracting HIV.

PrEP Consultation in Bangalore

Before starting with the PrEP medication, there are certain considerations to be made to check for the eligibility to start PrEP. If you wish to start PrEP medicine in Bangalore, initial consultation with an expert panel of doctors is just a click away. You can call on helpline number 9013 005151 for information and guidance on PrEP. After thorough history taking, the health professionals with expertise in sexual health will guide you further. With this PrEP consultation, the doctors will provide you with all the necessary information about starting PrEP and also, clear your doubts (if any). For example, if you have an existing disease condition such as Diabetes or Hypertension, the doctors after detailed consultation will lead you in the right direction.

Also, if you wish to get pregnant, the health experts will provide all the essential precautions and procedure details required for your childbirth journey. However, PrEP consultation is not for emergency services such as after one has been exposed to HIV or other associated conditions. For after-exposure help, PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) is advisable.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How useful is PrEP ?

    PrEP for HIV is the most powerful tool available today to prevent the transmission of HIV infection from an infected person to a non infected person.
    World over, the results of PrEP have been very encouraging. Several studies have shown the success rate between 90 to 99 % for sexual transmission, with regular adherence to PrEP. For people who inject IV drugs , with PrEP medication the decline in incidence has been 74 % , as per studies.

  • What is PrEP ?

    PrEP is a combination of anti-viral medicines - Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300mg + Emtricitibine 200mg This was approved by FDA in 2012 and is the most commonly used PrEP pill.

  • Is it safe to use PrEP ?

    PrEP is safe to use. No significant side effects have been reported in people who have taken PreP for as long as five years. When a person starts taking PrEP there may be mild side effects like nausea, diarrhea , headache etc but these go away in a few days to weeks.

  • Who is eligible to take PrEP ?

    People in the age group of 18 to 49 years, who are negative for HIV and are at moderate to high risk for getting HIV.
    Some examples are as below
    * History of multiple sex partners
    * History of inconsistent or no condom use
    * In relationship with an HIV positive person
    * History of transactional sex (having sex for benefits in cash or kind)
    * Commercial sex worker
    * Sharing needles or injection equipment

  • Anything else I need to know ?

    PrEP effectiveness is strongly correlated with consistent adherence
    * While on PrEP, the person should consult their doctor every three months and get the necessary tests done