If you’re finding PrEP expensive, you may be eligible for one of Dean Street’s PrEP Access programs. For more information visit our PrEP Shop.
Thanks to the generosity of PRIME members we can now offer free PrEP to anyone aged less than 25-years old. Just walk into Dean Street Express and ask us about ‘Generation ZERO’ funding. If you can afford to contribute something towards the cost, that’s great. If not, that’s fine too.
We can also help if you are living on benefits. Dean Street is working in partnership with the ‘Mags Portman PrEP Access Fund’ to offer free PrEP to anyone out of work or living on benefits. Ask us about it next time you’re in the clinic.
Finally, there are still a few clinics in London with PrEP Impact study places left. You can find more information by clicking this link.
We’re determined to make sure that no one catches HIV because they can’t afford to buy PrEP.
The PrEP IMPACT study ends this year.
The PrEP IMPACT Study finishes in October. We are expecting NHS PrEP to be launched in time for us to switch everyone over without any break in their treatment. (However, we are still waiting for confirmation about this).
Dean Street prescribes about half of the country’s PrEP. So we’re making plans to make sure the switch over to NHS funded PrEP is as smooth as possible. Assuming the NHS launches it in time, here are the key dates you need to know.
Mid April – 12th July You’ll get your last PrEP prescription through IMPACT
13th July – 12th October ‘End of study’ visit and switch over to NHS PrEP
We’ll let you know as soon as we hear any further news about NHS funded PrEP.
Forgetting doses of your PrEP?
PrEP only works if it’s taken properly. In studies missing PrEP doses is the main reason that the treatment fails. However, some people struggle to remember to take their pill every day.
The charity ‘Saving Lives’ has launched a brand new text support service called ‘Take my pills’. They’re looking for 100 early adopters to use it before they roll it out to everyone. You can find out more and sign up online here.
Tell us what you think – Should we change our PrEP Services?
Over 11,000 people already get their PrEP from Dean Street. We’re expecting that number to rise once the NHS starts funding it. We’re aware that Dean Street Express can get crowded and waiting times are longer than we would like.
Switching to an appointment system could reduce waiting times. However some people find walk in services more convenient. It’s recommended that people on PrEP get tested every 3 months. We’d free space if some of those visits were switched to online home test kits.
On PrEP? We want your opinion. Click this ‘Survey Monkey’ link and answer the 5 questions.