There has been a lot of talk in the media about new HIV-preventing drugs.

Should you be taking them? Where are they available? We’ve got you covered.

In simple terms, PrEP means taking a drug before you come into contact with HIV (Pre-Exposure), in order to build up your body’s defences against it.

Research has shown that PrEP treatments can be very effective at lowering the risk of becoming infected with HIV.

Following extensive research, the World Health Organisation recommended PrEP for ‘at-risk’ groups, who are statistically likely to face exposure to HIV, due to the prevalence of HIV among certain demographics.

These groups include men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender women, and people in Serodiscordant relationships (where one person has HIV and the other does not).