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Half of gay men don't feel comfortable disclosing their sexuality with their GP, this makes getting PrEP even harder!
iPrEP is a quick & easy solution
Half of gay men don't feel comfortable disclosing their sexuality with their GP, this makes getting PrEP even harder!
iPrEP is a quick & easy solution
How does iPrEP work?
Step 1
Complete iPrEP assessment at Body Positive to make sure you are eligible
Step 2
Pay $25 and receive a 10 day iPrEP starter pack along with a labtest form
Step 3
Complete all required laboratory tests within 72hrs
Step 4
Make a bank payment for the doctor consultation ($90 first consultation, $25 repeat consult), and for prescription facilitation ($20)
Step 5
Lab results will be reviewed and your PrEP will be couriered to your home address
You are now on PrEP and protected against HIV
Step 1
Complete iPrEP assessment at Body Positive to make sure you are eligible
Step 2
Pay $25 and receive a 10 day iPrEP starter pack along with a labtest form
Step 3
Complete all required laboratory tests within 72hrs
Step 4
Make a bank payment for the doctor consultation ($90 first consultation, $25 repeat consult), and for prescription facilitation ($20)
Step 5
Lab results will be reviewed and your PrEP will be couriered to your home address
You are now on PrEP and protected against HIV

What is PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, meaning you take a medication before any exposure (sex or needle sharing) to decrease the chance of HIV infection.

PrEP will not protect you from any other sexually transmitted infections.

A person living with HIV with an undetectable Viral Load cannot pass on HIV sexually – PrEP is not required in this situation.

How should I take PrEP?

PrEP consists of a single tablet containing 2 medications – tenofovir disoproxil and emtricitabine.

To Start PrEP:
  • Men who have sex with men (MSM) take 2 tablets at least 2 hours before sex
  • Others take 1 tablet daily for 7 days before sex
Continuing PrEP:
  • Take 1 tablet daily
To Stop PrEP:
  • MSM take PrEP for 48 hours after their last sex act.
  • Others continue for 28 days to prevent any lingering exposure

What is iPrEP?

iPrEP (Immediate Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a simpler and faster way for people to start PrEP straight away without having to wait.

I am starting iPrEP, what happens now?

After a quick iPrEP assessment and initial testing you are provided a 10 pill starter pack ($25). Additional tests are required to continue on PrEP. Please visit Labtests within 72 hours to maintain a continuous supply. Make the initial payment as per Step 4 above ($90+$20), then your lab results will be reviewed and your PrEP will be couriered to your home address.

While you continue taking PrEP, blood tests occur every three months to check for HIV and other STI’s, with a renal check for your kidneys every 12 months.

To reorder iPrEP:

You can continue iPrEP virtually without having to visit the GP. Alternatively you can switch to your normal GP to continue your supply.

You will receive a txt reminder every 3 months when it is time to reorder and a labform for the required blood and sexual health tests - or you can visit Body Positive to pickup a new labform instead. There is a $45 fee ($25+$20) for the 3 months of PrEP and courier.

What are side effects of the medications?

Side effects are generally rare. There is a low risk of nausea, diarrhoea, bloating or headaches in the first few weeks, however these side effects usually stop. Talk with a clinician if any side effect concerns you or doesn’t go away.

Tenofovir can lead to kidney problems in a small number of people. Your annual renal check will track your kidney function to monitor for this.

Anti-inflammatory medications when taken with tenofiovir increase the risk for kidney damage. Check with a health professional if unsure.

If you forget to take your medication: Take the medication as soon as you remember, unless your next dose is due within the next 6 hours. In this case, resume at your usual time and do not double your dose.
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