PRELUDE for PrEP
The Kirby Institute is starting an exciting new demonstration project PRELUDE which will provide daily preexposure prophylaxis of HIV (PrEP) to people who are not HIV positive and are at risk of getting HIV infection. In the next 12 months, researchers will enrol 300 people for the study with a focus on those at heightened risk of acquiring HIV.
Initially, the study will recruit participants in four large HIV and sexual health services in NSW which currently provide ARVs as treatment and as non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis of HIV. These will include:
- Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC)
- St. Vincent’s Hospital (SVH)
- Royal Prince Alfred Sexual Health (RPASH)
- Western Sydney Sexual Health Clinic
- As recruitment evolves, other health providers in NSW will be engaged.
Those people who have already expressed interest to participate in the study will be gradually invited for the study screening and enrolment. If you have not expressed your interest yet, no worries, you can ask your doctor at your next HIV/sexual health check-up about how to participate in the study.