Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of antiretroviral medication to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. If taken everyday this medication significantly reduces your chance of acquiring HIV.
The below video gives a good overview of PrEP – but please note that the information regarding access to PrEP differs for Australia.
Who can prescribe PrEP?
PrEP can be prescribed by any GP. Certain GPs have undertaken training on prescribing PrEP to the community. We have composed a list of GPs around Western Australia which you can find here.
We also have a Medicare-billing PrEP Clinic within the M Clinic, currently run by Dr. Craig Shaw and Dr. Sam Maisey. More information on the PrEP Clinic can be found here.
How do I get PrEP?
|Australian Pharmacy (PBS)||Requires a prescription.|
Purchase PrEP at a local pharmacy (requires Medicare).
($6.40/month with concession)
|PrEP on the PBS|
|Personal Importation (for people without Medicare)||Requires a prescription.|
Import generic medication from overseas pharmacies via Personal Importation Scheme.
|See links for more information.||PrEP Access Now (PAN)