Yes. Women that are deemed at risk of HIV can access PrEP. Whilst PrEP is not recommended for all women by Health Workers, there are some groups of women who will be at enhanced risk of HIV and would be recommended to explore using PrEP.

The risk of acquiring HIV is higher for anyone who come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa, south east Asia) and for their sexual partners. It is also higher for people travelling to those countries and having sex with people they meet there. In addition, women who experience coercive power dynamics within their relationships, and who have little control over their condom use, might also be at enhanced HIV risk.

Some women who want PrEP might not fit into the recommended guidelines. International guidance suggests that if someone requests PrEP, it’s an indication they are likely to be at substantial risk of HIV, and PrEP should be considered.