Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about why you are interested in PrEP. This might require sharing some pretty personal information, and we know that can be a barrier to guys when talking to their primary healthcare provider not just about PrEP, but sexual health in general. If you’re not comfortable sharing details about your sex life with your primary care provider, contact HIM and we can try to help connect you with a gay-friendly provider, or with providers here in Vancouver who might be more familiar with PrEP, and more willing to work with you to consider it as an HIV prevention strategy for you. Remember that the most important thing here is that you have to have a prescription for PrEP, and it does require some follow up, so having a regular provider is essential.
Step 1 - Talk to your Doctor