Rubén Cabrera first heard about PrEP as one half of a "magnetic" couple. He describes a feeling of relief upon starting PrEP.
"The best thing about PrEP for both the provider and the patient is that it's pretty straightforward. Take one pill once a day. That's the simple mechanics."
“If you can prescribe any medicines, whatever you are, you can prescribe PrEP. The HIV doctor does not own that medicine.”
"The fact that people don't transmit [HIV] when they're virally suppressed is important. But also make sure that you are acknowledging the needs of that HIV negative partner in terms of who their partners are... [and] if they need that extra feeling of protection, even though it may not be techincally necessary."
More Than a Prescription
Cabrera's journey to access PrEP brought him into consistent care for the first time since coming to the United States. But he was very shy when talking about sexual behavior.
Taking Action to Tackle HIV
"The only bad HIV test result is the one that someone has never had," Daskalakis says. Whether a person is living with HIV or is HIV negative but at risk of exposure, it's an opportunity to stay healthy.