HIV, PREP, PEP and vaccines
At Rotherham, we have a highly experienced and accomplished team of HIV
specialist clinicians consisting of four consultants and 2 specialist nurses,
who are passionate and dedicated to managing the care of people living with
HIV like most STIs in the early stages has no symptoms and
this is why it is very important to regularly get tested and practice safe sex.
If you think you have been exposed to HIV, then you may
require PEP. PEP is only effective if taken within 72 hours of exposure, the
sooner it is taken the better. If the clinic is not open PEP is available at A&E.
(Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) - now available for free
PrEP is a drug taken by HIV-negative people BEFORE and after sex that reduces the risk of you getting HIV. It is ghly effective at preventing HIV.
At the clinic, we will be happy to discuss with you if you need PrEP, prescribe it for free, and support you to use the treatment safely and provide the necessary monitoring.
Please contact us to make an appointment.
In sexual health, we believe prevention is better than cure
and offer vaccination to groups thought to be at higher risk to prevent
Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases, they protect a person from infection for several years.
At the moment we can offer 3 different vaccinations:
Hepatitis B –
for men who have sex with men (MSM) and people that have had more than 10 sexual partners in 12 months
Hepatitis A –
HPV – for MSM, trans men and trans
women up to the ages of 45.