Where can I get PrEP in Scotland?

PrEP is available through sexual health clinics.

To find out more about PrEP, including PrEP information and your local sexual health services, visit your local health board website or use the service finder.

Will I be eligible for PrEP from the NHS in Scotland?

PrEP criteriaPrEP is available to people who are considered to be at high risk of contracting HIV.

This will be assessed by sexual health doctors. Current eligibility criteria for PrEP on the NHS in Scotland are:

  • Aged 16 or over.
  • Have a confirmed HIV negative test in a sexual health clinic.
  • Able to attend for regular 3 month reviews.
  • Willing to stop taking PrEP when no longer eligible.
  • Resident in Scotland.

Plus, one or more of the following criteria:

  • Current sexual partners, irrespective of gender, of people who are HIV positive who have a detectable viral load.
  • Cis and transgender gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender women with a documented bacterial rectal sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Cis and transgender gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, and transgender women reporting condomless penetrative anal sex with two or more partners in the last 12 months and likely to do so again in the next three months.
  • Individuals, irrespective of gender, at an equivalent highest risk of HIV acquisition, as agreed with another specialist clinician.

Further information

Read the Know about PrEP prevent HIV (Scotland edition) information booklet

Download the PrEP criteria flow chart

For information on what’s happening in England, visit PrEPster

For information on sourcing PrEP outside the NHS, visit I want prep now

For more detailed information on taking PrEP, see the PrEP in Scotland i-Base guide