“Everyone at risk of acquiring HIV has to be meaningfully included in our work if we are to achieve the virtual elimination of HIV transmission”
Of the approximately 7800 PLHIV in Victoria, 90 per cent know their status but 15 per cent are not on anti-retroviral treatments and over 20 per cent do not have controlled virus levels.
“The federal government has committed to ending HIV by 2020, and it can’t meet that commitment without PrEP”
If you live outside of Sydney’s inner city areas and want to know more about PrEP, ACON is hosting a series of forums for you to learn more.
Bondi Beach will also get in the spirit of ACON’s latest public campaign.
VAC’s PRONTO! will now have a PrEP clinic and full STI screening service added to the HIV rapid testing service already on offer.
Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy has confirmed that Victoria’s current PrEP trial will be expanded to allow 2600 people access to the HIV prevention tool.
Following the recent decision to expand NSW’s PrEP trial, Victorian politicians and advocates have called on Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy to follow suit.