Looking for PrEP Treatment in Melbourne?
PrEP treatment or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to HIV is available from all doctors including Dr Edward Skinner at Yarra Medical. The treatment is designed to prevent HIV infection if you are exposed to HIV. It must be taken daily. Regular sexual health checks must be conducted every 3 months if you decide to stay on the medication.
As with all medications, there can be side effects and not all patients are suitable for PrEP. All doctors including Dr Edward Skinner requires an initial 10-15min appointment to assess your suitability for the medication. If eligible, testing will then need to be undertaken before providing a prescription for PrEP.
Pathology collection is available on the day from 8am to 12noon weekdays and from 9am to 12 noon Saturday for these tests. Results will usually be available within one week.
To book with Dr Eward Skinner or one of our other doctors, simply go to our online booking page to book online. Please make sure you have a look at our clinic fees listed on our website or check with the receptionist at the time of booking.
Yarra Medical is located across two sites. Yarra Medical The Hive is conveniently located in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford. There is plenty of underground car parking at The Hive Shopping Centre for patients. There is also a chemist conveniently located within the shopping centre to provide your PrEP medications.
Yarra Medical Richmond is located near the corner of Victoria and Burnley Streets in Richmond. It is just accross the road from Victoria Gardens shopping centre. PrEP prescriptions can be collected from the pharmacy located within the shopping centre.
For more up to date information on PrEP treatment visit one of the doctors at Yarra Medical or go to the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre website.
This article was written by Doctor Edward Skinner who is a local GP at Yarra Medical Richmond and Yarra Medical The Hive.