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#1 halfhansum

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:08 AM

Does anyone know if you can buy Prep Pills, over the counter in Pattaya  Pharmacy`s ?

And any recommendations ? Thanks ..



#2 numazu

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:12 AM

Not sure about in Pattaya or a Pharmacy...

 

But I got some PrEP (Truvada) last year from Pulse Clinic in Bangkok in Silom.  Their website is https://www.silompulse.com.

 

You have to get tested to see if you are negative first, before you can get the PrEP of course, because the medicine is not for HIV + folks.

 

This was my haul last year.  I forgot what how much I paid for it but it wasn't that expensive:

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:40 AM

HOW MUCH DOES PrEP COST AT PULSE CLINIC?

The usual costs for FIRST VISIT* are:

1. Consultation                              500 THB

2. Rapid HIV test (20min)             500 THB**

3. Rapid Syphilis test (20min)       500 THB**

4. Kidney tests                              400 THB

5. Hepatitis B virus screening       550 THB

6. PrEP Medications         
     Teno-Em                                 1100 THB/Bottle/Month

     Ricovir-Em                              1500 THB/Bottle/Month

     Truvad                                     3300 THB/Bottle/Month 

*The whole process takes 30 minutes if you are ON TIME

**Result within 20 minutes

 

 

source: https://www.silompulse.com/prep/



#4 halfhansum

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for the replys ..
I can buy it online in the UK perfectly legally it seems, without any pre testing, with the onus on you to make sure you are negative first.
Just seems strange that it is not more readily available, especially in Thailand ..lol

#5 Michael

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

I get it directly from Bumrungrad as the doctor gave it to me.  It was very inexpensive even for a hospital.



#6 NIrishGuy

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:08 AM

Oh that point guys can I ask - have you experienced any negatives side effects wise or anything else from taking Prep ( either yet or at all perhaps ? )



#7 halfhansum

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:09 PM

Judging by the lack of reports, it looks as if Prep is not widely used, which seems strange ..
Side effects are said to be minimal , and the generic pills are cheap, so I wonder why they are not more freely available ..

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

I have had zero side effects.



#9 GWMinUS

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:48 PM

I had read that no only do you need to be HIV Negative, it takes about 4 weeks to become "protected".

I that true?? Prep is also available here in the USA and many HIV Clinics.



#10 NIrishGuy

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

For those that are interested / curious about taking Prep and issues like possibie side effects and can you start and stop taking it at will etc etc, below is a good link to a site that answers a lot of those very same questions and more.....

 

https://men.prepfact.../the-questions/



#11 GWMinUS

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:12 AM

So here is the answer to my question.

Thanks NIrish Guy for the Web URL

 

It’s estimated that it takes at least seven days for PrEP to reach high levels of protection in the body. When used correctly, Truvada for PrEP provides 92%–99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV-negative individuals who take the pills every day as directed.



#12 Travellerdave

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:51 AM

It seems that taking PrEP would be wise precaution for gays going to Thailand with a view to having sex with multiple boys. Although to dispensing with condoms (tempting for some)!would bring with it the substantial risk of the other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:47 PM

For me prep would be the extra added precaution, condoms first and I do make sure I carry a few when going for massage and sex




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