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:
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the changes we have to make to our service, you cannot book an appointment for PrEP IMPACT follow-up right now. Please call our hotline on 020 7188 7707 and we will arrange for a doctor to call you and arrange for you to pick up your PrEP.
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.
The National AIDS Manual on obtaining PrEP in the UK:
I-base has an online UK guide outlining all information regarding PrEP: