Getting PrEP Locally

In the Asia-Pacific Region, PrEP can be acessed in only a limited number of countries (Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, The PhilippinesSingapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam)

If you are not living in one of these countries, you can check out our PrEP MAP to see if there are other ways that you may access PrEP now. 


AUSTRALIA

If you are an Australian resident with a current Medicare card you can access PrEP through the PBS at a subsidised cost. This means any doctor or general practitioner can write a script for PrEP which you can take to any pharmacy for dispensing (collection). Keep in mind you may have to pay for your doctors visit if it’s not a bulk billing service. You can find a list of doctors that prescribe PrEP here.

 


HONG KONG

PrEP is not yet available in the public health system in Hong Kong, however, some private doctors are prescribing at high costs (~HKD 8000 to HKD 10000 a month). You can find out more information from PrEP Advocacy groups such as AIDS Concern. 


MALAYSIA

There are a limited number of places you can get PrEP in Malaysia. These include:

1. The Red Clinic 
23-P1, Block B, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
+6010-873 0175
2.
University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) Infectious Disease Clinic
 Klinik Perubatan 3. Ground Floor, Menara Utama
 University Malaya Medical Centre
 Jalan Universiti, Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
 Please contact: Dr Nishaan at 018 2763530 or e-mail nishaanraman&@hotmail.com or   ummc.prep@gmail.com
3. CHCC - PT Foundation,  Community Health Care Centre.
03 - 4051 3611
4.FHDA - Family Planning Development Association
FHDA Penang
333, Jalan Perak, 11600 Penang, Malaysia
Tel No.04-282 5191
Email: info@fhdapenang.org;
5.  Government Clinics
Klinik Kesihatan KL (KKKL) - Kuala Lumpur
Klinik Kesihatan Cheras - Kuala Lumpur
Klinik Kesihatan Mahmoodiah - Johor Bharu
Kindly note that Doctors only prescribe, and you need to buy the medicine at a private pharmacy.

 


NEW ZEALAND

In New Zealand, the Special Authority requires all initial applications for a person to access funded PrEP to be from, or on the recommendation of, a named HIV specialist. You may find a list of NZ HIV Specialist who are PrEP provider here.


The Philippines

In the Philippines, PrEP can currently be accessed through enrolling in Project PrEPPY (PrEP Pilipinas) a project delivering PrEP services for MSM and transgender women at high risk for HIV in Manila. For this project, HIV-negative MSM and transgender women at risk of infection will be offered in LoveYourself's two clinics in Manila. Users can sign their interest at go.loveyourself.ph/prep 


SINGAPORE

Yes. Places, where PrEP is available, include the DSC Clinic (the only public STI clinic), the National University Hospital (NUH) at its Be Prepared Clinic and also at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. It can also be found in certain private clinics, such as the DTAP Clinic. 


TAIWAN


A list of hospitals and clinical trials offering PrEP in Taiwan can be found here (pdf)


 

THAILAND

Places, where PrEP is available, are listed on APCOM's testBKK site.


VIETNAM

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is available at medical centres in Districts 1, 8, 11 and Thu Duc, as well as several private clinics in the city. 

Possible organizations where PrEP can be accessed include CARMAH; the Healthy Markets Project; An Hao Clinic; My Home Clinic; G-Link ClinicG-Link ClinicLighthouse Clinic