New UK PrEP guidelines 2018

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

The conference included the launch of the new PrEP guidelines (jointly produced by BHIVA and BASHH) with a presentation from Alison Rodger, co-chair of the writing group, on the issues that generated most discussion for the group and comments from the open consultations. [1]

This included the recommendations on use by adolescents, transgender people and during pregnancy, and the schedules for monitoring (more frequently renal monitoring for adults older than 40).

It also includes starting and stopping PrEP in terms of time to protection and coverage and management in cases of confirmed or uncertain HIV infection.

A more detailed summary of the guidelines is included later in this issue of HTB and the full guidelines are now online. [2, 3]


  1. Rodger A. BHIVA/BASHH guidelines on the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. BHIVA Autumn conference, 4-5 October 2018. (PDF)
  2. Collins S. UK launches PrEP guidelines. HTB. (19 October 2018).
  3. BHIVA/BASHH guidelines on the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), 2018  (PDF)

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