This week on #MyPrEP with Matt Tsolo, it was PrEP week!

What is PrEP? It is an HIV prevention pill that can help HIV-negative people to lower their risk of HIV infection by more than 90%.

Last week Matt Tsolo spoke to Dr Oscar Radebe about the difference between ARTs and PEP. Listen to the podcast here.

To talk about this amazing pill, Diantha Pillay for the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute joined Matt Tsolo.

She is the programme manager for oral PrEP.

The main difference between Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is that PEP is used after one has been exposed to the virus and PrEP used before exposure.

PrEP doesn’t prevent you from getting STIs, STDs and getting pregnant.

This is why Pillay promotes those on PrEP to continue using condoms and other HIV prevention methods such as having less sexual partners and so forth.

Listen to the FULL show podcast below:

For more information go to www.myprep.co.za

Listen to #MyPrEP, Thursdays from 4pm with Matt Tsolo, brought to you by the National Department of Health.

Matshidiso Tsolo

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