At the Checkpoint, we offer you PrEP start counselling sessions and the necessary routine checks.
PrEP is a protection option against HIV. PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis”. This is a medication. The method has been scientifically tested and, when used correctly, protects against HIV infection just as well as condoms. However, PrEP only protects against HIV and not against other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis or hepatitis.
It is important that you only take PrEP under medical supervision to avoid developing resistance and side effects such as kidney damage, and that you are tested for STIs every three months.
Clients who are newly interested in PrEP, please register here. The waiting time for an initial consultation is currently about 6 months.
Discounted PrEP dispensed at Checkpoint Zurich
At Checkpoint Zurich, PrEP can be obtained for CHF 40 as part of the SwissPrEPared programme. Following your check, the prescription is sent directly to a central pharmacy and then delivered directly to your home by post without any additional postage costs.
The discounted PrEP is only available under the following conditions:
- You have an appointment for an initial consultation or a follow-up (at the counselling centre or with a doctor).
- You are a participant in the SwissPrEPared programme
PrEP follow-up appointment: Are you already a PrEP client with us? Contact us for an appointment.
You can find more PrEP centres at www.swissprepared.ch