PrEP Information for Clinicians

If you're currently, or considering, prescribing PrEP, here are some helpful guidelines, learning modules and resources


Education Opportunities

If you'd like someone to come to your GP practice / medical centre to provide workforce education about PrEP, please email [email protected]


Prescribing PrEP in New Zealand - decision tool

This tool provides key information for primary care providers: PrEP eligibility, access options, recommended assessment, patient education and monitoring requirements.

This resource can be downloaded here

You can also download our resource about taking PrEP 2-1-1 (also known as event-driven or on-demand) which can be given to patients.


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


BPAC's HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): A How-to Guide

This resource by provides a complete overview of prescribing PrEP in New Zealand - published in April 2019, this is one of the most recent guides for clinicians.

You can find the online version of this resource here.


ASHM HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Clinical Guidelines

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine‘s (ASHM) PrEP Guidelines were updated in 2019. They are designed to support the prescribing of PrEP, and to assist clinicians in their evaluation and HIV risk assessment of patients, as well of their monitoring of patients on PrEP. They were initially adapted from the 2014 US Centers for Disease Control‘s PrEP guidelines. Download the guidelines here.


Sexual Health Check Guidelines for Primary Care

These guidelines have been developed by clinical experts at the New Zealand Sexual Health Society. The Ministry of Health supports the use of these clinical guidelines in New Zealand to guide clinical care. Access the guidelines here.


Online Podcasts and Videos


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 has served on the board of trustees for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Listen to the podcast 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:

> Download PDF
> Email us for printed copies 

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