HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)


We have been receiving an increasing number of inquiries regarding HIV preexposure prophylaxis, or "PrEP". 

Unfortunately, we do not prescribe PrEP at Primary Care Tokyo.

Although the recommended medication for PrEP, Truvada (tenofovir / emtricitabine), is available and approved for treatment of HIV infection in Japan, it is not approved for use as PrEP. We are not currently aware of any clinics/hospitals that provide PrEP. If there is such a facility, cost for the medication is likely to be 3,000 to 4,000 yen per day, and Japanese National Health Insurance would not cover this cost.

The following site contains comprehensive information regarding PrEP: http://men.prepfacts.org