PrEP (HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is a combination of medicines taken by HIV negative.
For the last 3 years, PrEP has been available in England to some patients via the PrEP Impact Trial. This sought to establish how many people may want to take PrEP and for how long in order to help plan a national programme for PrEP.
We are delighted to announce that this national programme is now being rolled out across the East of England, making PrEP widely, and routinely, available free-of-charge. people before sex to reduce the risk of getting HIV. PrEP is made up of two drugs, tenofovir disoproxil and emtricitabine which are combined into a single tablet. Both drugs have been widely used for many years to treat HIV and they have also been used by several thousands of HIV negative people as PrEP.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, our capacity to see patients is currently restricted. If you are interested in taking PrEP, please call your local iCaSH clinic on 0300 300 3030 so that we can put you on a waiting list. We will then contact you to offer an appointment as soon as one becomes available. In the meantime, if you wish to find out more about PrEP, please read our Patient Information Leaflet at: https://www.icash.nhs.uk/contraception-sexual-health/easy-read-leaflets