Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is one of a range of options to prevent the transmission of HIV and can be of benefit to anyone at risk of HIV transmission. Some groups of people at higher risk of exposure to HIV who might benefit from using HIV PrEP include:
· Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men
· Men and women from black African communities
· People from transgender and non-binary communities
· People who exchange sex for payment
If taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken as prescribed.
Where can I get PrEP in Tayside?
PrEP is only available from sexual health clinics in Tayside. To book an appointment at Ninewells or Drumhar call us on 01382 425542 or use our online booking system.
New National Resources
A suite of new and updated HIV PrEP resources have been developed in collaboration with NHS, third sector and academic partners on behalf of the Scottish HIV PrEP National Co-ordination Group. These resources aim to increase awareness of HIV PrEP and support people considering, or prescribed, HIV PrEP and their sexual partners to have the information and knowledge required to make informed choices about HIV PrEP.
Where to access these resources
The website http://www.prep.scot brings these resources together and allows anyone thinking about HIV PrEP to easily access the information they need and links people to their nearest sexual health services that provides HIV PrEP. All leaflets, booklets and the diagram can be downloaded in accessible PDF form from http://www.prep.scot