PrEP impact trial

Spectrum clinics in Wakefield and Barnsley have a limited number of places available for the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial for people who are at high risk of HIV.

If you are:

  • A heterosexual man or woman at risk of HIV if you have partner(s) who are HIV positive and not currently on effective treatment
  • A transsexual man or woman at risk of HIV if you have partner(s) who are HIV positive and not currently on effective treatment
  • If you are a transsexual man or woman having condom less anal sex with male partners
  • If you have a significantly increased risk of HIV acquisition through having unprotected sex with partner(s) from countries with a high prevalence of HIV

What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine taken before sex for HIV negative people. When taken as instructed it can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV.

If you are considered to be at a high risk of contracting HIV, and you don’t always use a condom, you could benefit from taking PrEP.

PrEP only provides protection from HIV as long as you continue to take it as prescribed.

Other factors related to a higher risk of HIV are:

  • A recent STI (especially infections such as syphilis, Hepatitis C or Lymphogranuloma venereum)
  • Use of PEP (post exposure prophylaxis)
  • Using some recreational drugs (crystal meth amphetamine, mephedrone or GHB/GBL)

If you are interested in joining the PrEP Impact Trial, you can contact the Wakefield or Barnsley clinics below to find out more.

Wakefield

Barnsley