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If you’re not eligible for funded PrEP, the first step of sourcing PrEP on your own is to get a prescription. Check out our online map that shows you doctors around New Zealand who know how to prescribe PrEP. This will involve a conversation about whether PrEP is right for you and some tests.

Going to the doctor to get a prescription will mean you will have to pay a standard fee for the initial clinician visit/s. Also, PrEP requires three-monthly check-ins for HIV and STI testing, and prescription renewal, so you’ll need to be prepared to pay for this every three months.

Once you have your prescription, there are a few options for you to access PrEP: importing it yourself, or purchasing it directly from a pharmacy.

Importing PrEP

With a prescription, you can import generic versions of PrEP from overseas for personal use. This involves uploading a prescription for PrEP from your doctor in New Zealand, and purchasing the drug online. Currently, this costs around $50 - $220 per month, plus delivery and money conversion costs.

It is important when importing your own supply that you purchase PrEP from a legitimate website - we can recommend the following:


Purchasing directly from a pharmacy

With a prescription, you can purchase PrEP directly from a pharmacy at market price. We expect this price will be around $75 per bottle, with pharmacy mark-up. Contact your closest pharmacy to see if they have stock.


Can't afford to self-fund PrEP?

The cost of self-funding PrEP can be prohibitive for some people who need PrEP, which is why a free coupon system has been created.

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