PrEP services, including both initiation and review appointments are available to book online and this suits most of our patients. If you have tried this and have been unable to book an appointment, please check the availability in subsequent days. Appointments are generally added on a weekly basis to reflect staffing levels. This is to avoid appointment cancellation which can be very frustrating for both patients and staff. The number of patients that can be in our clinics at one time and staffing absences are still being affected by COVID.
For PrEP initiation appointments in particular, we acknowledge that the number of appointments does not always match the number of patients who opt to commence PrEP.
Since PrEP became available in Scotland in 2017, we have adapted the service to meet the needs of those wishing PrEP. We are continuing to look at availability and access to PrEP as we recognise that this is an extremely important measure for HIV prevention.
If you need to call for an appointment 0141 211 8130 our staff are happy to help but do not have any additional appointments available.
PrEP is not a catch-all safer sex strategy, it only protects against HIV infection. You could still get other STIs like gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia. As condoms are still the best way to prevent these and other STIs we recommend that you use condoms too. As part of taking PrEP you will be asked to have regular HIV and STI tests to ensure the medication is working. This means if you're taking PrEP you will have regular opportunities to discuss your sexual health needs with health professionals.
Find out more about PrEP on the PrEP Scotland website.
Remember to check the expiry date! Especially if you stopped using PrEP for a while and restart. Remind yourself of how to safely take it by visiting: www.prep.scot.
Find out more about HIV on NHS Inform.
Book, cancel & reschedule PrEP appointments online.
Please try to book an appointment online in the first instance. If you are having any issues with our online booking system, please phone 0141 211 8130.
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