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Get PrEP now, its easier than you think

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The WA AIDS Council has released a new video showing how easy it is for gay men in WA to access PrEP treatment.

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PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a type of medication called Truvada that is already used in Australia to treat HIV. Truvada has been shown to be extremely effective as PrEP at reducing HIV transmission among men who have sex with men.

Most HIV transmissions occur among gay men and other men who have sex with men in Australia. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is expected to make a substantial difference to the epidemic and is another strategy that can be employed to reduce risk of HIV infection.

The medication has recently been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia for use as a pre-exposure treatment. Truvada has not yet been added to the Pharmaceutical benefits scheme, so it remains expensive to purchase.

It is possible however to buy the generic version of the medication from an online pharmacy once you have a prescription.

Watch the video below and then head over to the WA AIDS Council for more information.

 

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