PrEP is still on the PBS!
We’ve had a number of people say that their pharmacists have told them PrEP is no longer on the PBS and that they have to pay $170 a bottle to continue taking PrEP.
We just want to let you know that PrEP is still on the PBS and you can still get it at the PBS-subsidised price.
Truvada, the most popular brand and name for PrEP, has been taken off the PBS as of the 1st of April 2020.
But there are heaps of other brands and generics out there.
Before you go to the pharmacy, make sure that:
- Your script says “emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate” (the ingredients in PrEP)
- If you go to the pharmacy and they say that PrEP is no longer available, that you ask for the generic which should be available and is PBS-subsidised.
If you have any questions please contact the M Clinic on 9227 0734 during opening hours.
Joe Staniszewski (M Clinic Manager)