In Scotland, the following criteria is used to decide whether PrEP is right for you:

  1. You are aged 16 or over;
  2. You have tested negative for HIV;
  3. You can attend for regular reviews every three months;
  4. You are willing to stop taking PrEP if you become no longer eligible in the future;
  5. You live in Scotland.

In addition, you also need to fulfil ONE or more of the following criteria:

  1. You sexual partner is HIV positive and has a detectable load;
  2. Cis and transgender gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, and transgender women who have either:
    1. Had a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the last year; or
    2. Had anal sex without condoms with more than one person last year – and you are likely to do this again in the next three months.
  3. Individuals, irrespective of gender, at an equivalent highest risk of HIV acquisition, as agreed with a clinician.

Check out www.PrEP.scot for a handy flow-chart to check if you’re eligible for PrEP.