Who should take PrEP?

If you are HIV negative and at high risk of HIV and don’t always use condoms, then PrEP can stop your risk of HIV.

These other factors are linked to a high risk of HIV.

  • A recent STI (especially rectal infection or syphilis).
  • Recent need for PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).
  • Using recreational drugs used for chemsex (crystal meth, mephedrone and GHB).
  • If your HIV positive partner isn’t currently taking their HIV meds regularly.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about how these risks affect you.

Last updated: 1 November 2022.