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Courtney Act

Australian drag superstar Courtney Act has joined the New Zealand AIDS Foundation for a new campaign raising awareness of HIV treatment and “undetectable viral loads” in people living with HIV. According to the latest research, people living with HIV who are on successful treatment are incapable of passing HIV on to their sexual partners if …

HIV transmission prep tablet pill truvada

HIV/AIDS advocates have welcomed the inclusion of $180 million in last night’s federal budget to fund the HIV prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other …

Last time, the Doc reported some major research findings presented at the recent HIV conference she attended in Boston.  This time, Brisbane LGBTIQ health specialist Dr Fiona Bisshop concludes her round up of some of the key topics. Vaccine Progress There is no doubt that a vaccine is essential if we are ever going to …

pbs listing hiv prevention PrEP The Game-Changer

Is PrEP The Game-Changer?,  On Sunday, April 1, Australia joined only a handful of other countries in the world whose governments have made HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) readily available to populations at risk of HIV infection. This step forward takes Australia much closer to achieving its pledge, made in 2014, to end new HIV transmissions …

The cost of PrEP will be slashed from April 1, after the HIV prevention medication is finally listed and subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, …

pbs listing hiv prevention PrEP The Game-Changer

The cost of HIV prevention pill PrEP will drastically reduce after it finally received approval for PBS listing (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on Friday. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill. Studies show that it dramatically reduces the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people. Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) In its decision …

Welcome to Ask DocQ. The Doc has returned for 2018. However, in addition to her regular health updates, Dr Fiona Bisshop is just as interested to find out what’s on your mind. Have you made a health resolution that you’re struggling to keep? Or maybe it’s time to ask about that burning sensation you’ve had …

HIV prevention advocates have welcomed a $53 million commitment from federal Labor in a bid to end HIV transmission in Australia. The plan draws from a blueprint released by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations in August, which said an extra investment of $32.5 million a year would deliver $82 million worth of savings to …

HIV transmission prep tablet pill truvada

Queensland’s expanded PrEP trial has begun, providing free access to the HIV prevention medication to 2,000 people right around Queensland at risk of the virus. PrEP, also known by its brand name Truvada, is a once-daily pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in people at high risk. In …

HIV-Drug-Truvada

A free community forum on HIV prevention medication PrEP will be held on Wednesday, August 17. The Queensland AIDS Council will host the forum “#comePrepd @ the Pub” to discuss what PrEP means to the LGBTI community, and discuss how PrEP has been a “game changer” for the many people already using it. PrEP, short …

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