Sensitive, inclusive, and non-judgmental Recognize that behaviour change is difficult and human beings are not perfect
Presented as a personal choice Counselling should support the client in making a personal choice based on their needs and desires.
Problem solve and foster motivation Offer choices and tangible solutions; identify small wins and achievable next steps in reducing risk.
Client-driven and based on their needs, resources, and preferences Counselling should be interactive and tailored to the client’s specific needs and lifestyle.
Brief 10-15 minute check-ins about experience with PrEP and sexual health protection plans are most effective; longer (~30 minute) sessions may be necessary at the first PrEP consultation or if specific issues arise.