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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis.

“Pre” is something you do before a risk of “exposure” (in this case to HIV) and “prophylaxis” is a treatment or action you can take to help prevent disease.

What is PrEP?

PrEP is a pill you can take to protect you from HIV. It is extremely effective when taken properly.

If you take PrEP correctly, you don’t need to worry about a sexual partner’s HIV status.

PrEP does not protect against any STI’s other than HIV, and it only protects the person taking PrEP.

Luton Sexual Health provide monitoring for PrEP.  Please call us on 01582 497070.

Further information

Watch the below useful short videos from Dean Street:

Introduction to PrEP

Before you start HIV PrEP

How to take event based PrEP

How to take daily PrEP