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.”
“My experience living with HIV and working in the sector has shown me what we’re up against — a monolithic pharmaceutical industry that thrives on us swallowing pills for the rest of our lives.”
An additional $1 million per year will go towards campaigns tackling HIV stigma and discrimination.
“I told [the doctor] my sexuality wasn’t just a t-shirt that I’ve put on and her response was, ‘That doesn’t make any sense… I used to treat you when you were little.'”
HIV cannot be transmitted via spit.
“We’re a diverse lot. Let’s try to embrace our differences and let people live, love, and f**k how they’d like to.”