PrEP hacks – some tips on using PrEP

Whether you are taking PrEP every day, or using it ‘on demand’ before, during and after you have sex, remembering to take the pills correctly can be tricky.

Once you have chosen how you are going to use PrEP you can use these handy tips to help you.

Set and alarm or reminder  

Use your phone to set reminders at the times you need to take PrEP. Some phones, like iPhones, offer ‘persistent reminders’ that need to be actioned before they will disappear.

Carry them with you

You can buy pill carriers on eBay that fit on your keyring. Or leave some in a wash bag so that you always have pills on you if you are on the move.

Use an app like medisafe

There are apps, like medisafe, that help you remember to take your pills and keep track of when you have taken them.

Use a pill box

A pill box labelled with the days of the week can help remind you when to take your pills. You can buy them online or in a pharmacy.