PrEP Is As Safe As Aspirin, New Study Says

The study was published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases journal and discusses the short and medium term side effects of using Truvada as PrEP for HIV.

Well this is an interesting study. Right?

How safe is using PrEP (Truvada) in terms of side effects? Would it be as safe as taking a daily Aspirin, for example?

Well the study authors Noah Kojima and Jeffrey D. Klausner of the School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles say it is in a pretty straight forward and simple explanation, citing also more long-term studies are needed:

“We conclude that FTC-TDF for PrEP for HIV infection favorably compares to aspirin in terms of user safety. While long-term studies are needed, providers should feel reassured about the safety of short- and medium-term PrEP for HIV infection with FTC-TDF.”

Read more about PrEP in this handy LGBT PrEP Guide

As national organizations and health centers across the nation are determining how to implement the use of PrEP since it’s been approved by the FDA and included in the updated HIV Strategy from the Obama Administration, this is great news.

PrEP has previously been shown to be 100% effective at preventing HIV infection.

Read the study here.