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Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is soon to receive federal subsidy in Australia, making the game-changing HIV prevention tool more widely accessible to those communities that need it most.

On Friday 9 February 2018, Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefit Advisory Committee (PBAC) recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) therefore making this game-changing tool for HIV prevention accessible across Australia.

During this week’s show, Cal and Michael  speak to Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) CEO Darryl O’Donnell to discuss what this means across for those seeking to access HIV preventative medication across the country.

Later, they’re joined in the studio by Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, to discuss Victoria’s recent outbreak in hepatitis A and the vaccinations currently available to those populations at risk. In addition, for more info on that vaccinations program, head to: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/timetoimmunise.

For more info on PrEP head to:

VAC’s website 

AFAO website to check out their Fact Sheet.

PrEP’d for Change and for information on  access options, head to PrEP Access Now (PAN).

Furthermore, Clinicians should head to the ASHM and RACGP websites.

This show, Episode #610 originally aired Monday 12th February, 2018

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About the author: Cal

 

Cal Hawk is one of the producers and presenters of "Well, Well, Well" JOY's specialist show dedicated to helping LGBTIQ communities look after their health and wellbeing, presented by Thorne Harbour Health.

 

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