If you test positive for hepatitis we’ll let you know that you need to make an appointment with your GP to refer you to a liver specialist.
If your test shows abnormal kidney function you’ll be asked to do a repeat test to see if it normalises. At this stage, we’ll recommend that you see your GP for this test as they want to examine you and do further testing, but you can test again with us.
If you require any further testing due to your results, you will not be able to take PrEP until you have clear confirmation that it’s suitable for you.
Why is it important to be HIV negative before and during PrEP therapy?
You need to know your HIV status before taking PrEP to make sure it's safe for you to take the drug. This is because PrEP contains 2 types of antiviral drugs which are used in combination with other medications to treat patients who are HIV positive.
Using the drugs on their own when you're HIV positive can mean you become resistant to them, which would make treating the infection in the future more difficult.