Important Notice

Attention!

Cases of MONKEYPOX virus are being seen in sexual health clinics. It is contagious and can be passed on to other people through direct contact. If you meet the criteria below, meaning that you could have monkeypox, please DO NOT come to clinic until you have been assessed over the phone and instructed to do so. Please access your Personal Health Record to find out how to get an assessment. - You have an unexplained rash on any part of the body, similar to the picture below,
Images of individual monkeypox lesions and either - Have been in contact with a confirmed or probable case of monkeypox in the 21 days before your symptoms started OR - Have travelled to West or Central Africa, USA, Spain or Portugal in the 21 days before your symptoms started OR - Are gay, bisexual or other man who has sex with men

PrEP

PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis involves HIV negative people taking HIV medication called Truvada as a method of helping to prevent HIV infection. 

Recent research has shown that if taken correctly, Truvada is highly effective at preventing HIV infection.

It does not protect against any other STI, only HIV. You need to take other precautions in addition to PrEP to protect yourself from all other STIs. We recommend regular STI testing if you are on PrEP. You should have an HIV test every 3 month.

For further information on PrEP follow this link

PrEP is now available on the NHS

If you have previously been given PrEP through our service (including through IMPACT) please follow the self assessment process.


If you have not received PrEP through our service but would like to discuss this please book a telephone appointment through your
Personal Health Record

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