PrEP access criteria is widening

From 1 July 2022 access criteria for PrEP is being widened to allow more people to get PrEP. Note some content on this page may be out of date until we can update this section. Please click the link to read information from PHARMAC. Learn more

If you're currently, or considering, prescribing PrEP, this page has helpful guidelines, learning modules, resources. If you're already confident in prescribing PrEP, you can have your practice be listed on our "PrEP-Friendly Providers Map"


Prescribing PrEP in New Zealand - decision tool

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

The full New Zealand PrEP guidelines provide comprehensive information to primary care providers for prescribing PrEP.

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.

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:

>Currently unavailable - expected to be reprinted later in 2021


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