PrEP availability at Burrell Street

PrEP pill container

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.

PrEP is free through the NHS.

There are two ways to access PrEP through our service.

You can either book a callback with us or phone our Call Centre on 020 7188 6666.

You will speak to a Health Advisor, who will ask a few questions about how we can help. You will most likely be offered an appointment in clinic, where we will discuss how PrEP works and explain the different ways to use it. We will also discuss your mental health, drug and alcohol use, and offer support if you would like it. You will get a check-up for STIs, and we will offer vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B and HPV if you have not had them previously.

If you are taking PrEP currently, it’s going fine, and you do not need vaccinations, we encourage you to do a check-up at home via Sexual Health London. If you have done this in the last 4 weeks and received your negative HIV result, we might be able to arrange PrEP for you without needing to attend the clinic

Resources:

For more information about PrEP click here.

For more information about PEP (post exposure prophylaxsis) click here.

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

UK guide to PrEP – i-base HIV treatment and advocacy website