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The Greens guarantee funding for PrEP

The Greens guarantee funding for PrEP

The Australian Greens announced this week that they will commit to funding the HIV prevention drug Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk groups to reduce the risk of HIV transmissions. “We have the chance to end HIV transmission in Australia. But until people at high risk get reliable access to affordable PrEP, we will continue to […]

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The Greens renew call for PrEP in Australia

The Greens renew call for PrEP in Australia

The Greens have repeated their call for the Federal Government to fast-track the approval of HIV-prevention medication, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), following Canada’s approval of the treatment. Canada joined the United States and France in approving the drug Truvada late last month. “The approval of PrEP drugs should be fast-tracked by the Australian Government,” said the Greens’ […]

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Greens renew calls for PrEP treatment approval

The Australian Greens have renewed their calls for the federal government to remove barriers to accessing HIV-prevention medication, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) following reports of an 85 per cent increase in sales in Australia from overseas suppliers. PrEP treatment involves people who are HIV negative taking a daily dose of the medication Truvada to significantly reduce […]

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New study shows Truvada to be as safe as aspirin

New study shows Truvada to be as safe as aspirin

A new study has looked into the short and medium term affects of HIV prevention drug Truvada and found it’s side effects of common headache medicine Aspirin. Truvada is the brand name for the medication used to treat HIV, but recently it has also been discovered that the drug is effective in preventing HIV negative […]

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AIDS Councils join forces to call for PrEP treatment in Australia

AIDS Councils join forces to call for PrEP treatment in Australia

To mark this World AIDS Day on December 1st, AIDS councils and organisations across Australia are demanding immediate access to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis treatment (PrEP) in Australia. The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), The National Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS councils across the country have joined forces to urge the government to […]

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TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

Concerns over the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have risen as New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the deal would extend patents on many medications. “The government will have to pay for the original drug rather than the generic for a little bit longer,” Mr Key said, according to gaynz.com. […]

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PrEP in Perth

PrEP in Perth

  So what is PrEP? Pre-exposure prophylaxis – PrEP, is a type of medication that can be taken every day to help in reducing the risk of acquiring HIV. This medication, called Truvada – Emtricitabine and Tenofovir, is currently used in Australia to help treat HIV infection. Studies are increasingly showing that when used properly, […]

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Positive Advocate: Is Truvada For You?

Positive Advocate: Is Truvada For You?

Striking revelations occurred last month. Two separate studies on the effectiveness of Truvada to prevent HIV were stopped prematurely, because early results were so good that having untreated participants became unethical. Truvada is a medication currently used to treat people with HIV. Truvada pills are currently being studied in HIV negative participants as a way […]

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Positive Advocate: PrEP Drives A Gay Sex Revolution

Positive Advocate: PrEP Drives A Gay Sex Revolution

Which study was talked about more than any other at the AIDS 2014 Melbourne Conference? No, I’m not making this up, it was titled ‘iPrEx OLE!’, although I am happy to discuss the results over tapas and sangria. Would you believe 1603 people were offered the chance to take the before pills Truvada, known medically […]

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Positive Advocate: HIV 2014 Has Arrived!

Positive Advocate: HIV 2014 Has Arrived!

Making a bold move, this month the USA Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that people who are “at substantial risk for HIV” consult their doctor about starting a daily pill (Truvada) to prevent HIV. Although condom use along with other prevention methods are also recommended the New York Times (NYT) reported […]

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