HIV PrEP is a medicine that stops you getting HIV.
Is HIV PrEP for me?
You should always feel in control of the sex you have and the method you choose to look after your sexual health. You should never feel pressured into not using condoms if that's your preference.
HIV PrEP only protects you from the sexual transmission of HIV. PrEP does not protect you from other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you use HIV PrEP without condoms and lubricant you're at risk of other STIs. For example syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
Read further information about what HIV PrEP is including:
- what will happen at your first appointment
- who should not take PrEP
- how dosing works
- possible side effects