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Is PrEP safe?

In clinical studies of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), some people had mild side effects early in treatment, such as an upset stomach or loss of appetite. These usually went away in the first month. Some people also had a mild headache. No serious side effects were reported. Tell your health care provider if these or other symptoms become severe or do not go away.

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