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Is PrEP on-demand right for you?

Dr Cris Quitral from Hey Fella explains how PrEP on-demand works and if it’s right for you.  In the field of sexual health, I get asked a lot of questions.  This can be from patients I see, from people I meet out in the community and even from some of my closest friends.  One topic …

Could Australia become the first country to ‘eliminate’ HIV?

Recent results of a 10-year study indicate that Australia’s efforts could make it one of the first countries to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV transmissions. According to the study, conducted by the University of New South Wales’ Kirby Institute, the rate of HIV infection has decreased by 66% between 2010 and 2019. The findings, published in Lancet …

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Counterfeit HIV medications scheme ringleaders exposed

Recently unsealed court documents in the US reveal the identities of the ringleaders of a nationwide counterfeit HIV medications scheme. Gilead Sciences described Lazaro Roberto Hernandez and Armando Herrera as the ‘kingpins’ of the scheme. “Gilead’s ongoing investigation revealed that these two kingpins directed the initial sale of the counterfeits through suppliers created solely to …

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Call for Aussies to catch up on HIV checks as testing numbers plunge

Experts have urged all Australians at risk of HIV to get caught up on their testing and prophylactic treatment after a dramatic drop in HIV tests due to the pandemic. This Wednesday (December 1) is World AIDS Day, which this year commemorates 40 years of HIV. Speaking ahead of World AIDS Day, advocacy group Living …

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Big Aussie study shows incredible effectiveness of daily PrEP against HIV

Over 9,000 gay and bi men in New South Wales who took HIV prevention pill PrEP over three years had an HIV transmission rate 90% lower than otherwise expected, researchers say. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission for HIV-negative people. A new research study from …

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Doc Q says of the PrEP shortage: Don’t Panic, Be PrEPared!

Dr Fiona Bisshop writes that despite the disruption to the PrEP supply in Australia, users should not panic. Instead, she says, be PrEPared! PrEP is a once-daily pill for pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine provides a reliable way to avoid contracting HIV. We generally tend to call it PrEP to …

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Gay Aussies’ PrEP use plunges during COVID-19 pandemic

Almost half of the gay and bisexual Australian men using PrEP have stopped using it during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Kirby Institute. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people. The study, led by the Kirby Institute’s Dr Mohamed A Hammoud and …

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PrEP users less sexually compulsive and use less drugs

Contrary to expectation, a study of PrEP users found that during the course of treatment, participants became less sexually compulsive and used less drugs (excluding alcohol). Researchers undertook the AmPrEP study with clients of one of Amsterdam’s largest STI clinics. NAM Aidsmap reports that the study also showed a significant decrease in some indicators of …

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ComePrEPd: Living in regional Qld doesn’t stop Sean accessing PrEP

PrEP is a prevention strategy where HIV negative people take medication to prevent HIV infection. Taking PrEP is as simple as taking one oral pill a day. ComePrEPd is a community-driven HIV prevention campaign by the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health to increase awareness of PrEP. To find out more, visit the ComePrEPd website here. …

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ComePrEPd: Queenslanders share PrEP experiences in new phase of campaign

A diverse group of LGBTI and Sistergirl Queenslanders have shared their experiences with HIV prevention medication PrEP in an important campaign from the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). PrEP is a HIV prevention strategy where HIV negative people take one oral pill a day to prevent infection. The ComePrEPd campaign is a community-driven effort …

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