How long will the contest last?
The deadline to submit contest entries is May 1, 2019 by 5PM! Our panel of judges will review the contest entries and select the top 10 best submissions to be featured on the website. We will open up the site for people to vote on their favorite submissions by June 16, 2019. Then, we will tally all scores from judges and public votes to determine the top three finalists!
When will the contest finalists be announced?
Finalists will be announced no later than July 1, 2019.
How do I share my contest entry on social media?
Once we have selected contest finalists, we will post your contest entry on the MyVoiceMyChoiceContest.com website. You can click on the tab “Contest Finalists” and find your featured contest entry post. There will be small blue icons at the bottom of each post (see image below) that you can click on to share your contest entry on social media.
How do I vote for a contest entry?
Click on the tab “Contest Finalists” and find the featured contest entry post you want to vote for in the list of finalist entries. Click on the finalist entry post that you like the best. Once the post opens, scroll to the bottom to find the rating stars at the bottom. You can vote for the post by clicking on how many stars you would give to rate the entry. Yes, you can vote for more than one contest entry or all of them!
1 star = It’s ok
2 stars = Good!
3 stars = I like it!
4 stars = Great job!
5 stars = I love this!
Is there a limit to the number of contributions I can make to the contest?
No, you can submit as many contest entries as you like!
What is PrEP?
Truvada for PrEP is a once-daily medication HIV-negative people can take to greatly protect themselves from contracting the virus. Truvada for PrEP has been available since 2012 and has been found to be over 90% effective at preventing people from getting HIV.
What about pregnancy and STIs?
DO NOT use PrEP in place of birth control or condoms; PrEP does not protect against pregnancy or other STIs. However, consistent use of PrEP, birth control, and condoms can keep you sexually happy and healthy.
Yes, you can use PrEP and take birth control at the same time. PrEP does not have a negative interaction with any birth control methods.
How often do I have to take PrEP?
You have to take PrEP everyday to get full coverage. If you miss a pill, your protection goes down because there is less medication in your system. We recommend you use condoms along with PrEP because it does not protect you against other STIs or pregnancy.
How long does it take PrEP to work?
For men, PrEP gives 99.9% protection against HIV within 7 days. So, if you think you are going to have sex with someone living with HIV, doctors recommend taking PrEP every day for 7 days and every day after to maintain full protection against HIV.
For women, PrEP gives 99.9% protection against HIV within 30 days. So, if you think you are going to have sex with someone living with HIV, doctors recommend taking PrEP every day for 30 days and every day after to maintain full protection against HIV.
For more information about Truvada for PrEP, click here.
How do I pay for PrEP?
Patient assistance programs, or PAPs, are programs offered by pharmaceutical companies that help uninsured and underinsured people get free or reduced cost medications.
Uninsured patients who are those who health insurance.
Underinsured people lack prescription drug coverage to get the medications they need.
Visit DigitalinCS.com to apply for the patient assistance program to get PrEP for free or talk to your local health provider to help you apply.
What are the common side effects of PrEP?
Visit the Gilead website to find out more about PrEP and it’s possible side effects.
Where can I find a provider who prescribes PrEP?