Other considerations

PrEP is very effective at stopping HIV.

It can also help you talk about your sex life, including about HIV and times when you are at higher risk

Your clinic can let you talk about these issues in confidence.

Talk to your nurse, doctor or health advisor about how you feel about PrEP, and how PrEP affects the risks you sometimes take.

Other things affect taking risks, including how you feel about yourself, pressure from other people, and using alcohol and recreational drugs. Extra support is also available that can help with many of these issues.

Health issues: Tell the nurse or doctor if your health has changed, or if you start new medications.

Last updated: 1 November 2022.