PrEP is a great way to protect yourself from HIV when you have an HIV-positive partner, or when you do not know your partners' HIV status. It is only available by prescription, but the good news is that you don't necessarily have to go into your doctor's office in order to get a prescription for PrEP. In recent years, there have been a few online services that will consult with you over the internet and prescribe you PrEP as long as doing so is deemed safe and in line with your healthcare needs. So, what are the advantages of ordering PrEP medicine online instead of through an in-person doctor? Take a look.
You save time
Getting to and from the doctor's office can be time-consuming. If you have a car, you'll have to drive there, which takes time out of your day. If you don't have a car, you'll have to either take public transit, pay for a rideshare, or find a friend to take you — none of which are terribly convenient. Seeking a PrEP prescription online, by comparison, takes less time. You log on, have your appointment, then log out. There's no transportation time involved, and you don't have to sit in the waiting room.
You may feel less anxious
Attitudes around STDs and HIV are changing, but there is still some degree of stigma involved with these conditions. As such, you may not feel comfortable talking about HIV protection and PrEP with your doctor. It's important to have these conversations, and having them online may be more comfortable for you since you can be in your own home. Often it is easier to talk to a camera or type your concerns into a form than it is to talk to someone in person about sensitive topics.
You may get a better deal
PrEP is not always covered by health insurance. Sometimes getting it from your ordinary doctor can be costly. Online services that center around providing PrEP are generally set up in a way that allows them to prescribe this medication at a lower cost. Plus, you generally pay less for an online visit than for an in-person one, which also helps you save.
If you want to start taking PrEP for HIV prevention, working with an online prescriber is often the way to go. You save time, you save money, and you don't have to feel as anxious about the appointment.Share
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