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Research shows some gay men consider PrEP to be a ‘social problem’

Research shows some gay men consider PrEP to be a ‘social problem’

New research published in the health journal Sociology of Health & Illness has shown that some gay men consider PrEP to be a “social problem”. A series of focus groups held in New York showed some gay men consider people taking the HIV-preventative medication PrEP are lacking morals. The men described those on PrEP as immoral, irresponsible, naïve […]

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Annual Kirby Institute report shows new HIV diagnoses at seven year low

Annual Kirby Institute report shows new HIV diagnoses at seven year low

New diagnoses of HIV have been recorded at their lowest level in seven years according to the annual surveillance report from the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The report was released over the weekend at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, revealing that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses […]

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Gay and bisexual men are getting tested for HIV more than ever

Gay and bisexual men are getting tested for HIV more than ever

A new report from the University of New South Wales has shown that gay and bisexual men are getting tested and using medications to prevent HIV transmission more than ever, with researchers recording an encouraging major shift towards new forms of prevention thanks to government-funded access programs. Researchers at UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in […]

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Number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales drops dramatically

Number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales drops dramatically

The number of new cases of HIV in New South Wales has continued to drop as the combination of regular testing strategies and PrEP treatment take effect. The latest data showing a continued decline in HIV transmission rates in NSW has been welcomed by the state’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON. The […]

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M Clinic to introduce fee for some appointments from October 2018

M Clinic to introduce fee for some appointments from October 2018

From the 29th October 2018, M Clinic will be introducing a fee of $15 for some appointments. The fee will be waived for clients that meet the criteria for low income, including healthcare card holders, students, pensioners and people with an income of less than $30,000 per year. Why is M Clinic introducing a fee? […]

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M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic raising funds to support free testing and treatment

M Clinic are seeking donations to contribute to the anticipated treatment costs for the upcoming financial year, launching a campaign on Chuffed.org The program of the WA AIDS Council provides a sexual health testing service for men who have sex with men, as well as Rapid HIV Testing, a Drug and Alcohol Clinic and administer […]

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PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

While on Wednesday the 21st of March, it was announced that PrEP would be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as of the 1st of April, 2018, the price is still potentially a barrier for many people. At the same time, there have been two large price drops in the personal importation of PrEP. The […]

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PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

Game-changing HIV prevention medication known as PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) will be subsidised as of April 2018 following an announcement from the federal government today. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed today that PrEP (branded as Truvada) will become part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from the first of April, with a $180 million subsidy […]

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Bottoms Up: PrEPtivism, Personal Importation, and the PBS

Thank you to Chris Williams from PrEP’d for Change for keeping and providing a price watch, and for allowing me to use his data for this article. ADC = All Day Chemist P/GCP = PAN & Green Cross Pharmacy (Partnership) DI = Dynamix International GCP = Green Cross Pharmacy FH = Freedom Health The announcement […]

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PrEP treatment recommended for PBS listing

PrEP treatment recommended for PBS listing

Game changing HIV preventative treatment PrEP has been recommend for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in a move which is anticipated to make a significant impact on the number of new cases of HIV. The announcement has been welcomed by AIDS organisations around Australia, after the previous attempt to have the medication listed was […]

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