The $1.8 million commitment would fund four full-time staff over four years.
New research shows that higher STI rates among Victorian PrEP trial participants were a result of more frequent testing, more casual partners, and more group sex – but not reduced condom use.
“What a difference four decades make.”
The latest data showed 33 per cent fewer new HIV diagnoses among Australia-born men who have sex with men (MSM) in 2018, but just 3 per cent fewer among overseas-born MSM.
“This package is the greatest boost to resources we have seen in two decades and allows us to accelerate the end of HIV transmission.”
ASHM has highlighted Australia’s guidelines around on-demand PrEP while Thorne Harbour Health has released a video explaining the prevention strategy, following the recent HIV diagnosis of PrEP advocate Steve Spencer.
“To alleviate the concerns of PrEP users, there have only been several recorded cases of seroconversions while on PrEP out of the approximately 450,000 people using this preventative strategy, globally.”