Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of antiretroviral medication to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV. This medication is called Truvada, and it’s associated generics. If taken everyday this medication significantly reduces your chance of acquiring HIV.
The below video gives a good overview of PrEP – but please note that the information regarding access to PrEP differs for Australia.
How do I get PrEP?
|Australian Pharmacy (PBS)||Requires a prescription.|
Purchase PrEP at a local pharmacy (requires Medicare).
($6.40/month with concession)
|PrEP on the PBS|
|Personal Importation (for people without Medicare)||Requires a prescription.|
Import generic medication from overseas pharmacies via Personal Importation Scheme.
|See links for more information.||PrEP Access Now (PAN)