FREE QPrEP (HIV PREVENTION) TRIALS ARE NOW STARTING IN QLD AND FILLING FAST


PrEP is taking a tablet to prevent HIV.

Queensland has begun the FREE PrEP trials.  Cairns is now full and Townsville has just one place left with the Sunshine Coast opening next week but is certain to fill fast.

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If you would like to be part of the free trial read the contact details below.

Townsville – 1 place left for the FREE QPrEP trial – Call Townsville Sexual Health Clinic (07) 4433 9600

Sunshine Coast – recruitment for FREE QPrEP trials open next week (6th Oct 2015) – If you are interested in a place on the QPrEP trial please call Sunshine Coast Sexual Health Clinic (07) 5470 5244

For the past few years, the big news about HIV prevention has all centred around a new and sometimes controversial prevention method called Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, better known as PrEP. This method sees people who do not have HIV take a pill daily to reduce their risk of contracting HIV. The pill is called Truvada and contains two antiviral medicines which are commonly prescribed to HIV positive people to suppress the virus. The treatment is now available in Australia and recent studies have shown extremely promising results that indicate that PrEP, when used properly, is a very effective method of preventing the transmission of HIV. To find out more about PrEP, QNews met with HIV expert and Chair of the HIV Foundation QLD, Dr Darren Russell. ….. CLICK HERE for the interview

For more information about PrEP CLICK HERE ENDHIV.org.au/PREVENT