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PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) On Demand

PrEP On Demand - What you need to know

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Dr Cris Quitral, MBBS. BSc.
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What is PrEP On Demand?

PrEP on-demand is a newer way of taking PrEP in Australia to stay protected against HIV. PrEP on demand means exactly that - when you know you are going to have sex you take a set of pills over three days. Your first dose occurs before you have sex, with two doses after the sexual event. It is best for planned events.

Compared to PrEP daily, this means fewer pills. However, timing and adherence to the dosing schedule is very important. Failure to follow the dosing schedules means you have no protection against HIV.

HIV PrEP is available via the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for those with Medicare, which allows you to access PrEP via a pharmacy which is subsidised by the government and costs around $30 for 30 tablets. If you do not have Medicare - you can still access PrEP. The cost is typically around $40~ from the pharmacy for non-PBS scripts.

How do you take PrEP on demand?

PrEP on demand, schedule shown below, is the advised usage in order to protect against HIV

This schedule is typically called the 2-1-1 rule.
If your sexual event turns into a longer session or you have another event the next day:

It is important to remember:

If you don't end up having sex you can safely stop taking PrEP On Demand without needing to finish the full course of PrEP on demand.

Who is PrEP on demand good for?

PrEP on demand Is usually ideal for the cis-gendered man who:

If following a strict schedule is challenging or you like to be spontaneous on your hookups (eg apps) PrEP daily may be better for you. Use our PrEP selector to find out if daily or on-demand is best for you.

Find out with our PrEP Selector

Timing is very important with PrEP on-demand

You only archive protection against HV if you follow the dosing schedule including taking it at the exact timing intervals.
If you miss a dose or you run out whilst taking PrEP on demand you do not have protection against HIV. In this case you will need to take PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). This is a 28-day course of medication that if taken within 72 hours after a potential exposure to HIV, may help prevent infection.

Ready to get PrEP On Demand? 4 Easy steps all online

In a few easy steps you can be protected

1. Request Online

Request PrEP online in under 3 mins. Answer some questions about your history and get your pathology referral immediately.

2. Get tested

Attend any pathology clinic in Australia to complete your STI & health check.

3. Complete consult

All new patients complete a phone consult with a Dr Cris (Hey Fella Doctor). Existing patients can complete by text.

4. PrEP Script

If suitable, your PrEP script is sent to your phone. You can take this to any pharmacy to collect your PrEP

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