- HIV and AIDS
PrEP information, including Impact Trial
PrEP Impact Trial update
While Umbrella ran out of places on the Impact study in March 2019, we have been allocated more than 200 additional spaces. Unfortunately, though, we have a waiting list of several months.
PrEP advice clinics
Enrolment into the study takes place in specific Umbrella PrEP advice clinics, with appointments booked directly via the PrEP team.
- 09:00 – 12:00 on the first, second, fourth and fifth Thursday of the month at Birmingham LGBT Centre
- 13:00 – 15:30 on the third Monday of the month at Whittall Street Clinic
- 14:00 – 16:30 on the first Tuesday of the month at Erdington Clinic
To join the waiting list, please call us on 0121 237 5700 and ask for your name to be passed on to them. We will send you an appointment when we have one available. If you want to know where you are on the waiting list, please call and ask for an update from the PrEP team, and we will send you an update by text message.
PrEP Impact Trial follow-up clinics
All PrEP follow-up appointments will booked at the end of your appointment.
You will be asked to attend every three months, as per the PrEP Impact Trial protocol. PrEP follow-up appointments take place at Birmingham LGBT Centre, Whittall Street Clinic and Erdington Clinic. If you have problems with an appointment or need to rearrange please call us. (Please be aware that the clinics are very busy.)
Further information about the trial
Further information about the national trial is available from the PrEP Impact Trial website. Please review the PrEP participant information sheet before your PrEP Impact trial advice clinic appointment.
Taking PrEP safely
If you choose to buy your own PrEP, the tests necessary to take PrEP safely are now available at any Umbrella clinic. Before you start it is very important to make sure that you are HIV negative and have had kidney function testing. Staff can also give information leaflets on PrEP.
To book an appointment for these tests, please call us on 0121 237 5700.
For specific advice about PrEP, you will need to attend a PrEP advice clinic (see below). If you need specific information, please ask for a message to be passed to the PrEP team, and somebody will get back to you.
PrEP is not currently available on the NHS in England.
For further information on where PrEP is available, please see the Birmingham LGBT and I Want PrEP Now websites.