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 now available FREE through the NHS.

Patients who were previously on the IMPACT Trial can ring our Helpline (020 7188 6666) for a telephone consultation with a clinician.

If you have not used PrEP before OR if you have bought PrEP privately, please call our Helpline (020 7188 6666) to book an in-person appointment with a Health Advisor. 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.

After this visit, we will arrange a phone call with a clinician in the coming days. They will go through your results and make arrangements for you to receive your PrEP.

Our Helpline is extremely busy, and it can be quite a long wait on the line depending on when you ring. We recommend ringing in the late afternoon for the fastest service.

PrEP is currently available at Burrell Street. We hope to offer PrEP at our Streatham Hill clinic soon.

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