Updates in this edition, disclaimer and credits

This is the eighth edition of this guide.

It was first produced in June 2016 and updated at least every year since. It includes information about access to PrEP in the UK and also on PrEP and sex work.

This guide is dedicated to our inspirational co-author Dr Mags Portman who was a leading advocate for PrEP in the UK. Mags died from mesothelioma in February 2019 aged 44. We miss her deeply.


Information about PrEP can change based on new research.

Information in this booklet is meant to be used in discussion with your doctor.

Further information

This leaflet was produced by doctors and community advocates from the following organisations.


Written by Dan Clutterbuck, Simon Collins, Sheena McCormack, Achyuta Nori, Will Nutland, Greg Owen, Mags Portman, Michelle Ross, Sophie Strachan, Martina Toby, Laura Waters and Aedan Wolton.

Thanks to Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners (LGSM) for supporting for the print edition.

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ISSN 2398-6409 (i-Base, London, 7th edition, February 2022).

Last updated: 1 November 2022.