HIV Prevention

Prevention before & after HIV exposure

HIV Prevention

Prevention before & after exposure

HIV remains a serious risk to sexual health across the world. There are two keys ways of protecting yourself against HIV: PrEP (taken before sexual contact) and PEP (taken after sexual contact).

Our STD Clinic provides both methods of HIV prevention.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

HIV prevention before exposure to the virus.

What is PrEP?

PrEP is an extremely effective strategy of reducing the risk of getting HIV by individuals who are HIV negative. If taken properly, it can be almost 100% effective.

PrEP is a safe medication to use under medical supervision. However, it is important that baseline tests (HIV status, Hepatitis B infection status, Kidney function test) are undertaken before starting them. We will assess your risks and advise you on the best strategy to take these tablets.

How do I take PrEP?

PrEP can be taken daily or ‘on demand’. Taking PrEP daily is a more effective preventative measure against HIV than taking it ‘on demand’.

PrEP protects against HIV but not other STIs.

Do I have to be a part of PrEP trials?

No. We operate independently of the NHS PrEP trials. You can come directly to us and be properly administered the medications.

How much is PrEP?

PrEP (one month supply): £50 (two months minimum)*

PrEP ‘On Demand’: £30 (covers on sexual contact)*

*this does not include any recommended baseline tests

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)

HIV prevention after exposure to the virus.

What is PEP?

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) – also called PEPSE, when taken after Sexual Exposure – is a effective prevention strategy to prevent getting HIV after exposure to the virus.

PEP does not guarantee preventing getting the HIV virus, but is the only thing you can do.

When should I start PEP?

PEP must be taken 24 hours after exposure to the HIV virus to maximise effectiveness. Preferably within 2 hours.

PEP is unlikely to be effective 72 hours after exposure to the HIV virus. This is because the virus would have multiplied many times over and spread throughout the body.

How much is PEP?

PEP (7 day supply): £120*

PEP (28 day supply): £450*

*this does not include any recommended baseline tests

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