PrEP Information for Clinicians
If you're currently or considering prescribing PrEP, here are some helpful guidelines, learning modules and resources
If you'd like someone to come to your GP practice / medical centre to provide workforce education about PrEP, please email Seb Stewart.
Meanwhile, these are some upcoming education opportunities that may be of interest:Canterbury Initiative General Practitioner Education Evening
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Venue: Room 211, 32 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Host: Canterbury Initiative - view this flyer for more information and registration details
ASHM HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Clinical Guidelines
These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine‘s (ASHM) PrEP Guidelines are an updated adaptation of the 2014 US Centers for Disease Control‘s PrEP guidelines. Download the guidelines here.
Online Learning Module: Practical PrEP Guidance for GPs in New Zealand
Online Learning Module (duration: 40 to 60 minutes)
This online learning module provides guidance for general practitioners in New Zealand to better understand and safely prescribe PrEP. Note: If you're a first-time user of the ASHM Learning Management System, you will first be directed to register as a new system user.
The online learning module for New Zealand can be found here.
Online Podcasts and Videos
PHARMAC HIV Update
This seminar covers epidemiology of HIV in NZ; screening, diagnosis, and treatment of STIs among the general population and men who have sex with men (MSM); prescribing PrEP in primary care; broader health issues among MSM; and how to have conversations with your patients about sexual health. View the videos here.
Goodfellow Unit Podcast on PrEP and Sexual Health Issues in Gay and Bisexual Men
Dr Massimo Giola talks about sexual health issues in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. Massimo is a sexual health and general infectious disease physician for the Bay of Plenty DHB. He holds a PHD in HIV drugs pharmacokinetics and is on the board of trustees for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Listen to the podcast here.
Sexual Health Check Guidelines for Primary Care
These guidelines have been developed by the New Zealand Sexual Health Society. The Ministry of Health supports the use of these clinical guidelines, developed by clinical experts and professional associations to guide clinical care. Access the guidelines here.
PrEP Information for Patients Booklet
We've worked with Dr Massimo Giola and Dr Edward Coughlan to develop this comprehensive educational booklet for patients on PrEP. Please order some to give to your patients when prescribing:
PrEP Fact Flyer
We have also put together a simple fact flyer sheet about PHARMAC funded PrEP for clinicians and their clients: