Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a pill you can take to protect yourself from HIV. It can be taken by an HIV negative person to reduce risk of getting HIV from sexual exposure. It is an effective way to prevent HIV acquisition for all population groups at risk of HIV. If it is taken as directed, it is extremely effective.

PrEP consists of a single tablet containing Tenofovir Disoproxil and Emtricitabine. These drugs have been used for many years as part of treatment for people living with HIV. There are different ways to take PrEP depending on what kind of sex you are having and your clinician will discuss this with you.

PreP used to be available as part of a research trial in England: PrEP IMPACT Trial. However, it is now available through the NHS. You can access PrEP through Leeds Sexual Health. To have a discussion about PrEP, please call Leeds Sexual Health on 0113 392 0333.

For more information on PrEP, please see the links below.

Local support

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Leeds can access PrEP via Yorkshire MESMAC. Call 0113 244 4209 or email for referrals and more information.

For LGBT information and advice please contact Yorkshire MESMAC

For black and ethnic minority communities please contact BHA Skyline