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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

Have your say on HIV services in the Wakefield district and Dewsbury area

NHS England is conducting a survey to evaluate HIV services within the Wakefield district and Dewsbury. The purpose of the survey is to obtain the views of people who use HIV services within these areas and then to take these views on board as much as possible. During the survey questions will be asked about […]