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PrEP to Reduce HIV Risk

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication that is taken to prevent HIV infection in people who are at high risk of contracting the virus. In North Carolina, PrEP has been a key component of the state’s efforts to reduce HIV infections, particularly among vulnerable populations. 

What is PrEP?

PrEP is a medication that is taken daily to prevent HIV infection. The medication contains two antiretroviral drugs that work together to block the virus from infecting the body. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to be highly effective at preventing HIV infection.

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How Effective is PrEP?

When taken consistently, PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV infection. Studies have shown that people who take PrEP as directed can reduce their risk of contracting HIV by up to 99%.

Is PrEP Safe?

PrEP is generally safe and well-tolerated, although, like all medications, it can have side effects. The most common side effects of PrEP include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. In rare cases, PrEP can cause kidney problems, although this is usually reversible when the medication is stopped.

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What is ED?

ED (erectile dysfunction) is a common sexual health issue that affects around 30 million men inthe US each year. It is characterized by a persistent inability to maintain or achieve an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity.

How does ED occur?

Causes of ED can be physical, psychological or a combination of both. Physical causes include vascular diseases, diabetes, neurological conditions and hormonal imbalances. Psychological
causes include stress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems

Are there any treatments available for ED?

There are several treatment options available depending on the cause(s) of ED. Oral medications such as Viagra (sildenafil citrate), Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Stendra (avanafil) are often prescribed to treat ED. Each is a type phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitor and works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of blood vessels which helps to increase blood flow. This can allow men to achieve or maintain the state they desire for their sexual performance.

Are there any lifestyle changes that can help to improve ED symptoms?

Making healthy lifestyle choices can help improve ED symptoms in some cases. Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep and managing stress levels can all help
to reduce the likelihood of ED occurring or worsening. Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption are also recommended for optimal sexual health. Talk to your doctor about ways
you can modify your lifestyle for improved sexual health.

Is ED something I should talk to my doctor about?

If you think you may be suffering from ED, do not hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation with our doctors regarding your sexual performance. Your physician will make an
analysis of your overall health and lifestyle to help you determine the underlying cause of your ED and recommend appropriate treatment options that are best suited for your individual needs.
Tadalafil, vardenafil, and sildenafil are all oral medications commonly used to treat ED. Tadalafil is a Vardenafil is also a PDE-5 inhibitor that works similarly to tadalafil but has a faster onset of
action. It may be particularly beneficial for men who experience side effects with other ED medications. Sildenafil is another PDE-5 inhibitor that is similar to tadalafil and vardenafil but
has a longer lasting effect. It can be taken in varying doses depending on the individual’s needs and is often found in generic forms. All three drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of ED, however, they should only be used according to medical advice as they can cause serious side effects when taken incorrectly or
without medical supervision