PrEP is a drug taken by HIV-negative people before and after sex that reduces the risk of getting HIV.
How PrEP works
Taking PrEP before being exposed to HIV means there’s enough drug inside you to block HIV if it gets into your body.
The medication used for PrEP is a tablet which contains tenofovir and emtricitabine (drugs commonly used to treat HIV). It is sometimes called Truvada but most of the PrEP we use in the UK is generic PrEP.
LiSH offers PrEP free on the NHS under the national roll-out programme. If you believe you are eligible and wish to access this please contact the clinic to arrange an appointment by ringing 01522 309309.
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