Tips on taking PrEP

  • A pill box makes it easy to see whether you have taken or missed a dose. They only cost £1 or so from a pharmacy.
  • Pick a regular time and try to stick to this each day. Link it to a routine task like brushing your teeth. It doesn’t have to be the exact same time but it will help get you into a routine.
  • If you have a break from PrEP and have risks during this time, it is important to have another HIV test.
  • With on-demand dosing, if you miss the BEFORE dose completely, still take a double dose AFTER sex, and continue daily. Contact your clinic in case PEP is recommended. Missed doses matter more if you are using on-demand rather than a daily dosing.

Last updated: 1 November 2023.