Publicly funded pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is available to some populations in BC. First Nations people are eligible, and the BC Government recently announced that all people deemed to be at high-risk of HIV infection are eligible.
This move has long been advocated for by the Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health, by YouthCO and the Health Initiative for Men. Their advocacy work has been supported by PAN and we applaud their part in bringing this options to people in BC.
Information about Accessing PrEP in BC
PrEP Guidelines includes eligibility and enrolment information (BC Centre for Excellence)
PrEP Enrolment and Prescription Request (BC Centre for Excellence)
Get PrePPED – Is it for me? How to access PrEP, How Effective is PrEP? (Health Initiative for Men)
Are You PrEP’d? (AIDS Vancouver Island)
Access no-cost PrEP in BC via the Centre for Excellence’s Drug Treatment Program (DTP) (AIDS Vancouver Island)
The Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health is developing an outreach team to help navigate PrEP access in the health regions in BC. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
How PrEP Works
Get PrePPED – Is it for me? How Effective is PrEP? (Health Initiative for Men)
PrEP Overview (CATIE)
This information was last updated January 31, 2018. We will update this page as we learn more.