HIV : You must have a negative HIV test in order to begin PrEP as that is what the medication is preventing. If you test positive for HIV, Truvada alone will not be helpful for you.
Kidney Function (Creatinine) : Like many other medications, Truvada for PrEP can put an additional strain on a patient’s kidneys In very rare cases, Truvada for PrEP has caused kidney damage that requires patients to stop taking PrEP. Thankfully, this damage can heal once someone stops taking PrEP
Hepatitis B : Truvada is active against the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Truvada for PrEP is still an option for people living with HBV, but some more medical oversight may be necessary to avoid negative interactions.
STI tests : The risks you have for HIV are often the same for many STIs. Regular testing for curable infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis ensure you get treated early and don’t have to worry about long-term side effects. Plus, it keeps your partner(s) healthy.
Pregnancy : For people who are at risk for pregnancy,