Our latest draft guideline on reducing sexually transmitted infections recommends that people at the highest risk of catching HIV should be offered Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) routinely. This includes:
- HIV negative men who have condomless sex with other men
- HIV-negative heterosexual men and women having condomless sex with partners who are HIV positive
- HIV-negative trans women who are identified as being at elevated risk of HIV acquisition through condomless sex.
Only specialist sexual health services are authorised to prescribe PrEP in the NHS in England. However, our guideline committee has recommended awareness should be raised among health professionals who work in primary care, community settings and gender identity clinics about which groups of people are eligible for PrEP.