In 2018, PrEP became a publicly-funded medicine in New Zealand. This means that anyone eligible for funded healthcare may be able to get a 3 month supply of PrEP for up to $5.

However, not everyone in New Zealand is eligible for funded healthcare - and not everyone who is eligible for funded healthcare will be eligible for PrEP.

Eligibility can be a little confusing, so we’ve created an easy tool to find out if you're eligible for funded PrEP. Remember, if you are not eligible there are still other ways you can access PrEP.

 

PrEP eligibility criteria has broadened. Get in touch with your PrEP-friendly GP, or sexual health clinic as this tool may not be 100% accurate.

Answer the questions below to find out if you might be eligible.

Please note that the results of this page are a good indication of your eligibility, but they’re not final – you’ll need to have a discussion with your prescribing doctor.

Are you a New Zealand citizen, resident, or permanent resident?

Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident who’s lived, or intends to live, in NZ for at least 2 years?

Are you a work visa holder who’s eligible to be here for 2 years or more?

Are you under 17 and your parent or guardian is eligible?

Are you an interim visa holder who was eligible immediately before you got the interim visa?

Are you a New Zealand Aid Programme student receiving Official Development Assistance funding?

Are you a Commonwealth Scholarship student?

Are you a refugee or protected person, or in the process of applying or appealing for refugee or protection status?

Are you a victim of people trafficking?

Are you a man (cis or trans)* or a trans woman?

Do you have sex with men?

Do you have a regular sexual partner who is living with HIV?

Is that partner on treatment, with an undetectable viral load?

Do you use condoms every time you have sex with this partner?

Have you bottomed without condoms with a casual partner in the last three months?

Have you been diagnosed with rectal chlamydia, rectal gonorrhoea, or syphilis within the last 3 months?

Have you used meth in the last three months?

Are you likely to have condomless anal sex multiple times in the next three months?

Do you have a regular partner who is living with HIV?

Is that partner on treatment and has an undetectable viral load?

Do you and this partner use condoms every time you have sex?

Eligible

From the information you’ve given, it is likely you are eligible for funded PrEP in New Zealand. Please contact your local clinician or Sexual Health Centre to discuss this further, or use our map to find a doctor who has indicated they’re well-informed about PrEP. Or see if you are eligible for virtual PrEP appointments.

Not Eligible

From the information you’ve given, you are not eligible for funded healthcare in New Zealand – which means you aren’t eligible for funded PrEP. However, there are other ways to access PrEP.

Not Eligible

From the information you’ve given, you are not eligible for funded healthcare in New Zealand – which means you aren’t eligible for funded PrEP. However, there are other ways to access PrEP.

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