How Often Do I Need To See The Doctor?

How often should I get a PrEP review?

When taking PrEP, it’s important that you have a regular check-up every three months.

Even if taking PrEP on demand it’s still very important to get your quarterly review with your doctor.

This appointment is an opportunity to:

  • get your new PrEP script
  • talk about any side effect you may be having with PrEP
  • ensure you are able to take the tablets as recommend, and
  • have a full sexual health screening and kidney function test.

You can expect every three months to come in and you’ll be getting a full STI screening.
This will include:

  • Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in the throat, anus and urine
  • Blood tests for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C
  • A check of your kidney function

It’s also a great chance to consider other regular medical reviews such as a check of your blood pressure, skin examination, height and weight as well as talking about screening for other medical issues.