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What is PrEP?

HIV PrEP is a medicine that stops you getting HIV. HIV is a virus that affects your immune system if left untreated. The most common way to get HIV in the UK is through unprotected anal, vaginal or frontal sex*.

Our About PrEP page covers all the information you need to help you decide if HIV PrEP is right sexual health choice for you.

*frontal sex is an alternative term for vaginal sex used by some trans and non-binary people


What else do you need to know?

PrEP can be used with all forms of contraception.

PrEP does not affect your ability to get pregnant. PrEP can be safely used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Download the HIV PrEP for black African men and women leaflet

A downloadable leaflet (PDF) to help black African men and women decide if HIV PrEP is right for them. It describes what HIV PrEP is, how you can access it, how it’s taken and how it supports sexual health.

Waverley Care supporting African Communities

Since 2003, African Health Project has worked with local African communities to help improve the health and wellbeing of people across Scotland.

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Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing Project

Hwupenyu Health & Wellbeing Project provides support for Black ethnic communities in Scotland living with chronic health conditions.​

​Founded in 2014, we directly support people with a range of conditions – including Diabetes (type 1 & 2), HIV+, High Blood Pressure, Mobility issues, Mental Health conditions, and Hepatitis (B & C) – through providing clear, relevant and culturally sensitive information ​and advice.

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PrEP & Prejudice

A national programme funded by Public Health England Innovation Fund that aims to influence how black African communities engage in HIV prevention, specifically the use of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) as a HIV Prevention tool.

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PrEPster’s new film – Date PrEP-  set in South London, follows Antonia and Andre as they each get a haircut in preparation for their date. Seeking just a trim and maybe some date advice from their friends, the pair receive much more than they bargained for

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Mama says

Created in 2018, our video ‘Mama Says’ was designed to promote awareness of and access to PrEP for African communities.

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MobPreSH (Mobilising for PrEP and sexual health) was a pilot project lead by PrEPster in partnership with Brigstowe(Bristol) and Yorkshire MESMAC (Yorkshire).

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