PrEP availability at Burrell Street

 

PrEP

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) is taking a medicine (currently a tablet that contains drugs called Tenofovir Disoproxil and Emtricitabine) that reduces the risk of HIV infection.

Currently, PrEP is not available on the NHS.

You can access PrEP by:

Buying it online:

You can find out how at the HIV treatment information and advocacy website i-base i-base.info/guides/prep/buying-prep-online

The PrEP Impact trial:

The PrEP impact study is now open for men and transmen who have sex with men (MSM) on the PrEP Impact study. We have spaces for women and other non-MSM people who want PrEP. If you feel that you are eligible under this category, please visit our Burrell Street Sexual Health Clinic and see a Health Advisor who can facilitate a referral to the PrEP Impact study team

If you have seen a health advisor at our service and have already been referred to PrEP impact study, and not heard from us, please drop us an email at gst-tr.prepimpact.burrellstreet@nhs.net  If you haven’t had an assessment with one of our health advisors since October 2017, our research team will not be able to respond to your query.

PrEP monitoring:

If you are taking PrEP, it is important that you get checked up regularly (every 3 months). If you are getting your PrEP elsewhere, we provide monitoring free of charge at all 3 of our clinics. Just tick “I want to discuss PrEP or have it monitored” when you check in. Please attend for a monitoring session two weeks before beginning PrEP, and every three months thereafter.

Resources:

The National AIDS Manual on obtaining PrEP in the UK:

aidsmap.com/How-to-get-PrEP-in-the-UK/page/3089865/

I-base has an online UK guide outlining all information regarding PrEP:

i-base.info/guides/prep

 

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