Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP)

PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) is a new HIV prevention strategy that involves HIV-negative people taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV if sexually exposed to the virus.

From 4th December 2017, a generic version of the medication (Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Teva) will be available in pharmacies in the Republic of Ireland.  It can be only be bought with a doctor’s prescription.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland (Teva) are supplying this more affordable, generic version.

Read more about PrEP here.