No. There is no evidence drugs used for PrEP prevent or treat COVID-19.

Please do not increase your regular PrEP to prevent or treat COVID-19. Do not share PrEP with anyone to prevent or treat COVID-19.

You may hear reports of trials being conducted around the world, some of which use drugs used in PrEP (TDF/FTC, also used in Truvada as HIV treatment). Simply being utilised in a trial does not mean that there is any evidence these drugs prevent or treat COVID-19. Some people have harmed themselves or died because they have misunderstood or been told that certain drugs could help in illness prevention when this is not the case.

Prepster have a detailed page on this topic. We agree with them that it is strongly discouraged to start using TDF/FTC as COVID-19 prevention.

If you decide to start or continue taking TDF/FTC on the basis of possible COVID-19 prevention, it’s strongly advised that you DO NOT take more than the recommended dosing as you normally would (one pill a day unless double dosing to start event based PrEP).