PrEP is a preventive treatment for people with a medium to high risk of contracting HIV. PrEP is a daily medication, with 3-monthly check ups for STI and HIV, and regular kidney function checks. GPs as well as doctors and nurse practitioners at the Sexual Health Centre can prescribe PrEP.
PrEP medication can be dispensed by any community pharmacy, although some may need a few days to order in your medication. If you have a Medicare card, PrEP costs the same as most usual prescriptions.
If you do not have a Medicare card, you can purchase PrEP privately with a prescription through online pharmacies. Please book an appointment at the Sexual Health Centre or call Meridian (formerly the AIDS Action Council) on 02 6257 2855 for more information.
For more information on all aspects of PrEP, please see the PrEP Factsheet.