PrEP is here
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of medication by people without HIV to prevent infection. PrEP can be prescribed by your GP at ESD.
PrEP is very effective in preventing HIV infection provided it is taken regularly. PrEP is now available on the national health scheme - the PBS. Your doctor at ESD can give you a prescription for PrEP that you can pick up from you local pharmacy.
If you have questions about PrEP It is best to talk to your GP at East Sydney Doctor. A very good summary of PrEP is available from ACON. http://endinghiv.org.au/nsw/stay-safe/epic/
The usual consultation fees apply for PrEP visits, however there is no charge for medication. If you are interested in PrEP please make an appointment.
PrEP uses the combination of two anti-retroviral treatments (ART) of emtricabine with tenofovir in a single tablet (Truvada).