Who should take PrEP

HIV PrEP is one of a range of options to prevent the transmission of HIV and anyone who has a negative HIV test at a sexual health clinic can discuss whether it is a suitable option for them.

HIV PrEP is of benefit to anyone at risk of HIV transmission. Some groups of people are at higher risk of exposure to HIV and might benefit from using PrEP.

Black African women and men

PrEP is for everyone including women and men from Black African communities living in Scotland. PrEP can provide an opportunity to support your sexual health and help to protect you from HIV.

Gay, Bisexual men and men who have sex with men

PrEP is for everyone including gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men living in Scotland. PrEP can provide an opportunity for you to control your sexual health and can reduce your chance of becoming infected with HIV.

People who inject drugs

PrEP is for everyone including people who inject drugs living in Scotland. PrEP can provide an opportunity to support your sexual health and help to protect you from HIV.

One partner is HIV positive, the other is negative

PrEP is for everyone who may be at risk of HIV, including people whose partner has recently been diagnosed with HIV or if you do not know your partner’s HIV status. PrEP can provide an opportunity to support your sexual health and help to protect you from HIV.

Sex for payment

People who exchange sex for payment

PrEP is for everyone, including people who exchange sex for payment. PrEP can provide an opportunity to support your sexual health and help to protect you from HIV.

Trans and non-binary people

PrEP is for everyone, including trans and non-binary people. PrEP can provide an opportunity to support your sexual health and help to protect you from HIV.