Important HIV PrEP update: No cost for high-risk individuals

On October 1, Alberta will make generic versions of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available at no cost to individuals at high risk of HIV acquisition.

In order for a client to be covered, the medication must be prescribed by health professionals who have demonstrated specific knowledge in HIV prevention, and have registered with Alberta Health Services as a Designated PrEP Prescriber.

PrEP Prescriber Status Form

If you are physician or other health professional with specific knowledge in HIV prevention and are interested in becoming a Designated PrEP Prescriber, please fill out the Application for Designated PrEP Prescriber Status form.

Visit the AHS website for more information including the list of designated prescribers, treatment eligibility and PrEP guidelines.

Interested in learning more about prescribing HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?

AHS will deliver a number of webinars to assist physicians in making this transition.

Prescribing HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) AHS Module
Learning Objectives:

  • On completion of this module, participants will be able to:
  • Understand and describe the key eligibility criteria for PrEP
  • Describe key components required to safely prescribe PrEP
  • Describe key components to monitoring a patient on PrEP
  • Indicate the rationale for referral to a specialist
  • Identify how to safely discontinue PrEP

Webinar Dates

  • November 8 at noon
  • November 26 and 28

Contact

Lindsay Bertholet, Director of STI Services
Communicable Disease Control Population, Public & Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

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