HIV PrEP is a medicine that stops you getting HIV.
Is HIV PrEP for me?
Many people who exchange sex may look after their sexual health, but clients might not or circumstances may prevent you from doing so. People who exchange sex for payment may be at risk of HIV.
Your life or work circumstances might:
- reduce your ability to control your number of sexual partners and to know their HIV status or viral load level
- reduce your ability to negotiate condom use with all of your partners, particularly casual partners or clients
- reduce your ability to control your environment during 'out-calls' in unfamiliar surroundings, or if someone else has pre-negotiated arrangements for you
This means it's important to be aware of the risk of HIV to you and consider PrEP. It could give you an extra option to be in control of your health and your environment.
PrEP can be used with all forms of contraception. PrEP does not affect your ability to get pregnant. PrEP can be safely used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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