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.