“Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct,” the ‘mums’ said.
“[We] would like to see the Berejiklian Government look at ways to get the message to overseas-born men.”
“We need to make testing and the treatment of HIV and other STIs accessible, easy, and convenient if we are to sustain this encouraging trajectory.”
“There are three new HIV diagnoses each day in Australia and we expect the government will now move quickly to list PrEP on the PBS”
A decision on whether to subsidise the game-changing HIV prevention drug will be made tomorrow.
PrEP was approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in May last year, but without federal subsidy it remains too expensive for most people.
Applications to make PrEP more widely available and affordable will come before the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee in July.
The trial will commence later this year and grant 2,000 people access to the HIV-prevention pill.
“The federal government has committed to ending HIV by 2020, and it can’t meet that commitment without PrEP”