PrEP is now available from Blackpool and Lancashire clinics. Please call 0300 1234 154 to arrange to speak to a clinician.
WHAT IS PrEP?
Pre – exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective tablet that can help stop you contracting HIV.
If taken correctly, is over 99% effective at stopping the spread of HIV!
WHO CAN TAKE IT?
People who are at high risk of HIV, for example, men who have sex with men who do not use condoms, or men/women who are having condomless sex with somebody who has untreated HIV.
HOW DO I TAKE IT?
PrEP is a single pill that can be taken several different ways.
For the best level of protection PrEP needs to be taken once a day.
EVENT BASED where you take two pills the day before possible transmission, the day of and the day after. This can be extended for as long as it needs to be.
DOES IT PREVENT OTHER STIs?
PrEP does not stop other STIs, condoms are recommended to prevent the transmission of other infections.
WHERE CAN I ACCESS FURTHER INFORMATION?
The BePrEPED website is a new initiative in Lancashire to assist anyone and everyone to decide whether PrEP is right for them.
The reason PrEP is becoming popular is because the government has set a target for 2030 of no new recorded HIV diagnoses.
WHERE DO I GET PrEP?
PrEP available FREE from Blackpool & Lancashire Sexual Health Services
For appointments Call the booking line Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm 0300 1234 154
Sexual Health Clinics where PrEP is available:
- Whitegate drive – Blackpool, FY3 9ES
- Ashton community clinic – Lancaster, LA1 4JT
- St Peters – Burnley, BB11 2DL
- Ashurst – Skelmersdale, WN8 6QS
- Fatima – Preston, PR2 9QB
If you are running a Health Promotion event, please consider getting in contact to arrange ‘Patricia’ (see image below) to attend your event: www.bepreped.co.uk