Participating Trial Sites

People interested in participating in the trial are able to choose from four clinics – once you start at a trial site, you should anticipate staying at that site for the duration of the trial.

 Can anyone attend?Consult Fees?Medicare Required?Contact Details
M ClinicOnly for men who have sex with other men, including trans and non-binary people.NoYes(08) 9227 0734
www.mclinic.org.au
548 Newcastle St, West Perth WA 6005
GP on BeaufortYesYesYes(08) 9262 8600
www.gponbeaufort.com.au
691 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley WA 6050
South Terrace ClinicYesNoNo(08) 9431 2149
A Block, Fremantle Hospital Alma St, Fremantle WA 6160
Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Service
YesNoNo(08) 9224 2178
Level 4, Ainslie House
48 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
People living in regional parts of Western Australia are able to participate through tele-health arrangements with Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Service once the clinic begins enrolments. People who live regionally and would like to discuss enrolment, should contact Mary at the Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Service on (08) 9224 3197 (regional only).

How to enrol

You can call the clinic that you would like to enrol at and let them know you’re calling to book an initial appointment to be assessed for enrolment in the PrEP trial. The clinic staff may or may not ask you a few questions over the phone to check if you’ll be eligible for the trial. You will be booked an appointment where enrolment will take place, which includes a discussion about PrEP and the trial, some paperwork (consent form) and testing for HIV, STI’s and kidney health. Once the results are back, you can start taking your PrEP medication.

Eligibility

People seeking to participate in the PrEPIT-WA study will be assessed against the eligibility criteria by clinicians at participating sites within WA.  Eligibility for PrEP as part of the PrEPIT-WA study is based on ASHM’s Australian HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clinical Guidelines.

People already taking PrEP

People already taking PrEP can join the trial as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. People who are already seeing doctors at GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Service or South Terrace Clinic for their PrEP prescriptions should contact these clinics and ask to enrol. People who are having their PrEP managed through a clinic that is not involved in the trial can contact a clinic of their choice to enrol.

People who are not eligible for the trial but still want PrEP

If you find you are not eligible to participate in the trial, you can still access PrEP through private prescription and personal importation, at a cost of approximately $36 per month for the medication. All the current prescribers will continue to prescribe private PrEP. Further details on this process can be found here.

For more information

Visit: www.PrEPIT-WAstudy.org.au
Email: prep@waaids.com
Call: the WA PrEP Info Line – 1800 671 130.