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Globally, PrEP has proved to be highly effective at preventing the acquisition of HIV, but now the challenge is making it accessible and affordable.

PrEP is one of the most effective HIV prevention tools available. When taken daily, it can reduce the risk of HIV transmission by up to 99 per cent.

Together with condoms, frequent and regular sexual health screening and effective treatments for people living with HIV, Australians have more tools than ever to prevent HIV.

After Fridays decision that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee has recommended that pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme , Dean Arcuri spoke to Australian Federation of AIDS chief executive, Darryl O’Donnell about the future of Australian HIV prevention.

This interview originally aired in 12 February 2018 on JOY 94.9.

 

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