The best way to prevent HIV is to use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs). Knowing your HIV status and that of your partner is also important.
For people with HIV, effective antiretroviral therapy significantly reduces the risk of passing HIV to sexual partners.If you're HIV negative, you may be able to take HIV prevention medication called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to reduce your risk of getting the virus. PrEP is available for some people who are at high risk of HIV infection – for example, those whose partner is HIV positive.
PrEP Impact Trial – Wirral
Did you know we have recently signed up to participate in the national PrEP Impact Trial? Introduced by the NHS and Public Health England, our service is one of a number of clinics throughout the country recruiting people considered as high risk of HIV to take part in the trial. Read more about the National PrEP trial here.
Recruitment will be a phased approach over the next few months. If you live in Wirral and want to know more about the study or would like to sign up , please contact us on 0151 514 6471. We are currently compiling a waiting list, so our team will take your details and one of our doctors will call you back to discuss your eligibility and the next steps. All information you provide is confidential.