WHAT IS PrEP?
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It involves HIV negative people taking antiretroviral drugs to protect them and prevent HIV infection.
WHO SHOULD TAKE PrEP?
The effectiveness of using HIV antiretroviral drugs as PrEP has been established by clinical trials conducted in gay men, heterosexual adults and injecting drug users. PrEP can be considered for people in these populations who are at high risk of acquiring HIV, such as gay and other homosexually active men who are having multiple events of condomless sex.
HOW TO GET PrEP
Since April 2018 the medication for PrEP has been listed in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (ie. the cost is subsidised). It is now also more widely available as your GP can prescribe it for you. At Erskineville Doctors we can prescribe for you and assist with your general health needs. This will involve usually 3-6 month visits with your GP, which will include any STI screening as required.
There is lots of information elsewhere about PrEP.
Please call 9557 2266 to make an appointment or book online.