By Marti Gould Cummings
1. FIND A PROVIDER YOU TRUST
Listen up Mary! It may be difficult to find a PrEP provider where you live. We have come a long way but have a long way to go in Truvada and Descovy education. But hold onto your wigs because services like MISTR are here to provide FREE online PrEp and STI testing right from the comfort of your home in all 50 States! Who doesn’t love a bargain right from your house?
2. TAKE YOUR PILLS, QUEEN: CONSISTENCY IS KEY
If you are anything like me, you are a forgetful queen! I totally get it, being on a new routine can be difficult to keep up with but it is so important to be taking your PrEP daily. When swiping left or right be sure to put in your calendar a daily reminder as either your morning or nighttime routine.
3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP
More than anything else, we are a community and community means being there for each other. This is a new process and that can be daunting or confusing, but we have your back! The team at MISTR is available to answer ALL the questions you have about about PrEP and any related needs.
4. SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
Oh, Hunni let’s set ourselves up for SUCCESS! This is hard stuff, having to manage our PrEP prescription can be a lot of work, but I know that you are up for it! And like any good Judy we are here to help. MISTR can help you figure out the best ways to set up regular pharmacy appointments, visiting your doctor, and getting regular STI test. We are BUSY. Bus, club, another club! We will work with you to manage this experience.
5. TELL OTHERS
I know you are on your phone so use it! Talk to our friends! Creating an HIV/AIDS free world is more possible now than ever before. It is up to us to be chatting and educating each other so we can take the steps to reduce exposure. Did you know that PrEP is 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission and 100 FREEEEEE in all 50 States including DC and Puerto Rico! GURL! That is MAJOR! Services like MISTR make this possible so when you are at brunch, spread the word in between mimosas!
If you’re ready to PrEP for success, sign up HERE