What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. This is a way of protecting yourself from getting untreated HIV by taking a tablet once a day every day.

PrEP does not prevent you from getting other STIs.

Find out more about PrEP right here.

Who is PrEP for?

PrEP is recommended for people who are at high risk of getting HIV.

Think about using PrEP if you are either…

  • Are a man who has anal sex with other men and do not always use a condom.
  • Are someone whose partner has HIV, but is not taking HIV medication, and you don’t always use a condom. PrEP can help you to worry less about getting HIV.
  • Are a man who takes crystal meth when having sex.

How well does PrEP protect me from getting HIV?

PrEP works very well by taking it every day and at the same time each day, every day.

If you don’t take your PrEP every day, you may not be as well protected against acquiring HIV from someone who is not undetectable (not UVL).

Feel comfortable in asking your doctor for more information.


A research study called EPIC-NSW is currently taking place in New South Wales. People who are eligible to join EPIC-NSW will get PrEP for free and if you are taking part in the study, you will need to see your clinician quarterly for comprehensive sexual health testing and new scripts for PrEP.

The study is aimed at people that are at a high risk of getting HIV. This means that a doctor or nurse will ask you questions about your sex life to see if you can join.

If the doctor or nurse says you cannot join the study, they will explain other ways you can get on to PrEP.

If you want to know more about the EPIC-NSW Study, have a look here.

Find out more about how to access PrEP here.