Nau mai, haere mai.
Ki a koutou ngā takatāpui, ki ngā tangata whakawāhine, ki ngā tangata ira tāne, ki ngā tangata i waenganui o Tāmaki Makaurau.
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Kia orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa atu. Talofa ni and Ni sa bula vinaka
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. Prophylaxis means to prevent – PrEP is used by people who are HIV negative to reduce their risk of getting HIV.
When PrEP is taken correctly it reduces the risk of getting HIV by over 90%. But PrEP doesn’t prevent you from getting other STIs.
Correct and consistent use of condoms for anal sex also reduces your risk of getting HIV and also protects against other STIs such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
PrEP is a medication that may be risky for some people who have other health conditions and part of the assessment will include asking about your medical history. PrEP is part of a package of healthcare which includes assessing your medical history before you start and regular testing for HIV and STIs and regular follow-up. Check out the New Zealand Aids Foundation (NZAF) video for more information(external link).
In order to qualify for funded PrEP you must satisfy the PHARMAC eligibility criteria. Want to find out more and see if you are eligible for funded HIV PrEP? Read our information pamphlet [PDF, 432 KB].
There are lots of ways to access HIV PrEP. Your GP can prescribe this for you so check out the HIV PrEP prescribers map(external link) on the NZAF website. [Links to NZAF website] You can also book an appointment at Auckland Sexual Health Service to get started.
If you have read the information pamphlet and think you are eligible. Click on the Make an Appointment box below and enter HIV PrEP in the message.
You will be phoned to confirm your contact details and booked for a phone consultation with a nurse to check your eligibility and arrange your baseline tests before starting HIV PrEP.