The Prepster website is featuring advice for PrEP users on stopping and starting PrEP during the COVID-19 pandemic. If stopping, cis men are advised to carry on taking PrEP for another two sex-free days after the last day of having sex. All others are advised to keep taking it for seven sex-free days. Individuals who have not had sex since stopping PrEP can start it again as normal. The website also gives a procedure to follow for those who have had a possible sexual exposure to HIV since stopping PrEP.
Event-based PrEP is also an option with some PrEP brands, but only for men who have sex with men. The website has detailed instructions for users on this issue. Event-based PrEP has not been studied with TAF/FTC (Descovy or generic equivalent) and is not recommended with this regimen, Prepster says.
Prepster also has user-friendly UK-based resources on a range of COVID-19-related topics including:
- COVID-19 and living with HIV
- Does PrEP prevent COVID?
- Accessing PrEP and other medications during the pandemic
- Information for older people
- COVID-19 and pregnancy
- Information in comic-strip format for queer men of colour in the UK on making informed decisions about sex during the pandemic