You’ll also need to have had the following checks before we can prescribe you with PrEP:
- A complete STI screening (we advise you to have one every three months, even if you’ve not got any symptoms)
- An HIV antibody antigen test at your local clinic. These can give you an accurate result four weeks after any potential HIV exposure.
- A test for hepatitis B, to make sure that you don’t have an active hepatitis B infection
- A blood test to assess your kidney function. It’s rare, but PrEP can affect your kidneys.