“Currently there are over 100,000 individuals who are taking PrEP globally as a way to protect themselves against HIV”
Applications to make PrEP more widely available and affordable will come before the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee in July.
“This year we’re expecting to see big changes in the survey because of the rapid increase in the use of PrEP”
Minister for Health Cameron Dick said the strong uptake demonstrated the high demand for the state’s PrEP trial.
“There have been increased prices for a while and I became alarmed when people were saying they could no longer afford PrEP”
The clinic will offer sexual health testing services to the LGBTI community and will operate from the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre.
“It’s extremely disappointing that the federal government is refusing to make this life-saving drug affordable and accessible for people at risk of HIV”