Travelling Abroad to Get PrEP
If you are living in a country where PrEP is not readily available or where PrEP is prohibitively expensive, then you might want to consider travelling abroad and bringing it back home with you. In the Asia-Pacific region, PrEP is available and most easily accessible in Thailand, Vietnam Taiwan-- although there are also other places you can go to source PrEP locally. You can also check out our PrEP MAP to find out more on the availability and accessibility of PrEP by country.
Travelling abroad to get PrEP can be a readily affordable option. Not including airfare, hotel, and travel related cost of visiting a local clinic, you can start PrEP treatment in Thailand for as low as THB 4,500 (150 USD).
This includes THB 3,400 for doctor consultation and an HIV/Syphilis/Hepatitis-B, kidney function test and THB1,100 for a 30-day supply of Teno-EM (Thai generic version of Truvada).
For many people, this may actually end up being the only realistic and affordable option to accessing PrEP.
If you are thinking about travelling abroad to get PrEP here are a few other things that you may want to keep in mind:
You can check out our PrEP MAP for some more information on where to get PrEP in Asia-Pacific.