The HIV notifications amongst overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM), in particular those from South East Asia have been rising over recent years, whilst the numbers amongst Australian-born MSM have been decreasing. Join Jessie & Michael as they unpack the complexities associated with these rising rates as well as provide a clear roadmap for PrEP for overseas born men highlighting services that are free for those without Medicare and who may not choose to use their overseas health insurance.

They invite Dr. Jason Ong from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to talk about HIV & STI services available there, as well as the PrEP ME Clinic which cater specifically for PrEP for overseas born men. They are also joined by Eswar, a front line staff member and Lead Peer Test Facilitator at PRONTO! the rapid HIV testing centre at Thorne Harbour, to discuss what happens during a rapid HIV test. Jessie and Michael continue the discussion on how to access PrEP through the PAN website for those who may be financially struggling.

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Useful Links: 

PRONTO! – Rapid testing services : https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/pronto

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre : https://www.mshc.org.au/default.aspx

PrEP Me Clinic info : https://www.pan.org.au/no-medicare
PrEP Me Clinic / HIV Prevention Line : 1800 889 887
Email: prep@alfred.org.au

PAN [PrEPaccessNOW]: https://www.pan.org.au/

PrEP’D For Change – Multilingual resources : https://www.prepdforchange.com/faqs

HIV Drug Interaction Checker: https://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/checker 

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