PrEP prevents HIV infection
PrEP is a medication that protects you from HIV. PrEP doesn’t protect you against other STIs, only HIV. If you have a sex life that puts you at high risk of HIV infection, your doctor can give you a prescription for PrEP. You’ll always have a conversation with your doctor first to decide together if it is a good idea for you to take PrEP. If you take PrEP you will have regular appointments with your doctor.
5 facts about PrEP
If you take PrEP in the right way and at the right time, it will give you very good protection against HIV.
You take PrEP daily or when sexually active, depending on what is most appropriate for your sex life.
PrEP is safe and has few side effects.
A doctor will supervise your PrEP use, with regular medical checks for HIV, kidney function and STIs.
PrEP is available at the pharmacy, but you’ll need a prescription from your doctor.