HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) consists in administering certain medicines (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil combined in right proportions into one pill). They help prevent HIV infection.

PrEP should not be considered as an alternative to other HIV prevention methods. It is a supplementary method that may be attractive for certain people. Only people that are not infected can use PrEP.

Studies have estimated that PrEP鈥檚 efficacy is over 80%.

In theory, PrEP can be prescribed by any doctor. However, implementation of this method and further patient management requires running specific tests. As a consequence, a number of facilities specialising in this kind of HIV prevention were created in Poland. PrEP centres are being founded mainly in major Polish cities.

In Lesser Poland, PrEP is available in the following facilities.

Solimed Medical Centre


os. Szymanowskiego 6 32-020 Wieliczka

Jakub Loster, MD, infectious disease specialist

Solimed in Wieliczka is one of the two facilities offering PrEP in Lesser Poland. Under Jakub Loster鈥檚 supervision, patients are informed about what tests are needed and where they can be done and get a prescription for medications used in PrEP. Thus, PrEP patients are under comprehensive medical care.

Visit the PrEP tab on Medical Centre鈥檚 website: https://cmsolimed.pl/prep/

The website contains information about pricing and an online registration form.

The clinic is accessible by public transport. Buses 304 and 244 run every 20-30 minutes on weekdays.

Telephone: 516聽077聽076

E-mail: info@cmsolimed.pl

Online registration: https://rejestracja.cmsolimed.pl/

Arkady Medical Centre


ul. Szafrana 5B/27 30-363 Krak贸w

Marek Sitko, MD, infectious disease specialist
Maciej Pastuszczak, MD, PhD, dermatology and venerology specialist

Arkady Medical Centre in Krak贸w is another place currently offering PrEP in Lesser Poland. In this facility, a patient also gets information on which tests need to be done and a prescription for PrEP medications.

Visit the PrEP tab on Medical Centre鈥檚 webpage: https://www.arkadycm.pl/poradnia-prep-krakow.html

The website contains pricing information.

The clinic is accessible by public transport 鈥 bus and tram lines.

Telephone: 690 933 005,12 349 01 59

E-mail: arkadycm@gmail.com

Marek Sitko sees patients in two other facilities belonging to Klinika Krakowska specialist clinic.

  • Mehoffera 6, 31-322 Krak贸w; telephone: 668 195 155, 12 638 38 18
  • Zachodnia 5/12a, Krak贸w; telephone: 604 632 346, 12 267 62 60