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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication taken by people who don’t have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) to reduce their risk of getting HIV.

PrEP has been listed on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) since April 2018.

For more information on:

  • How effective PrEP is at preventing HIV
  • How to take PrEP
  • Who can take PrEP
  • What to expect at your first appointment

SHQ doctors are able prescribe PrEP. To find out if PrEP is suitable for you, please make an appointment with an SHQ doctor to discuss. If you have additional questions you can also contact our Sexual Health Helpline.