What is HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (HIV PrEP)?
What Is HIV PrEP?
PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a course of antiretroviral HIV medications to prevent HIV negative people from acquiring the HIV infection (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). PrEP is for people who are at a higher risk of HIV infection and provides near 100% protection. Taken as a once-a-day tablet with or without food PrEP protects you from a virus which is currently incurable and can result in severe damage to immune systems or even death if left untreated. Even while using PrEP it is recommended to use a condom which will provide extra protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STI's/STD's)
How Does PrEP Work?
PrEP works by stopping an enzyme called HIV reverse transcriptase which blocks HIV from replicating which in turn makes the infection unable to establish itself and is then cleared from the body. Please see our HIV PrEP video for a further explanation on how PrEP works.
Where Can You Buy HIV PrEP in Chiang Mai, Thailand?
We recommend visiting our PrEP Clinic at CM Mediclinic, one of the first medical facilities to provide HIV PrEP in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our PrEP Clinic provides the most up to date advice on HIV medication from one of the most experienced doctors in this field. Expert advice is on hand to educate and evaluate those wishing to be prescribed HIV PrEP in Thailand with complete confidentiality and peace of mind knowing you will be protected against HIV. Book your PrEP appointment here
How Much Does HIV PrEP Cost in Chiang Mai?
With PrEP costing as little as 33 baht per day / 990 baht per month for Teno-EM, CM Mediclinic has been able to make this preventative medication accessible and affordable to many of those that may be at risk of HIV in Thailand. CM Mediclinic's PrEP clinic along with the support from our distributors and manufacturers of PrEP will continue to be active in the fight against HIV & AIDS, YOU CAN TOO!!
For further information on PrEP please do not hesitate to contact us or book your PrEP consultation now. Please note if you are currently NOT taking PrEP and believe you have had possible exposure to HIV within the past 72 hours then please contact us urgently for emergency HIV PEP treatment.
What Is PrEP On-Demand?
On-Demand PrEP also known as PrEP 2-1-1 or Event Based Dosing (EBD) is a dosage available for when someone is planning to have sex where there may be a potential sexual exposure to HIV. It is an alternative to taking the medication once a day and involves taking two pills between 2 and 24 hours before a sexual encounter and then one pill 24 hours and another 48 hours later. If you would prefer to take PrEP on-demand for your HIV prevention, then please contact us for further details.
Can I Get PrEP Delivered?
Yes, if you are unable to visit our clinic and want to purchase HIV PrEP please see visit our online PrEP store. Our HIV Clinic in Chiang Mai provides comprehensive & of course, 100% confidential HIV services including HIV ARV Treatment in Chiang Mai and HIV Testing. If you have any concerns regarding HIV please contact us.