PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis) is a combination of HIV medicines that can protect against HIV. It’s taken by HIV negative people before and after sex, reducing the risk of them getting HIV. Taking PrEP before being exposed to HIV means there’s enough medicine inside you to block the HIV virus if it gets into your body.
You can take PrEP if you're HIV negative, at high risk of HIV or don’t always use condoms.
The drugs used in PrEP are the same drugs that are prescribed to thousands of people living with HIV every year. They are very safe and serious side effects are rare.
PrEP is available from the Trust’s sexual health clinics at the Waldron Health Centre and the Trafalgar Clinic – see our PrEP page for more information. You can also visit the dedicated campaign website at www.getonprep.co.uk.