South Australia to commence PrEP trials

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30 November 2016 - The South Australian Premier Jay Wetherill has announced people at high risk of contracting HIV will now be able to access PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as part of a new trial of the preventative HIV medication to be run in the state.

Under the PrEP access trial, eligible South Australians who don’t have HIV and who are at high risk of acquiring HIV may be prescribed a daily oral pill which, when taken consistently, has been shown to be effective in preventing HIV.

“This is an important new trial for prevention medication for HIV. It will provide those South Australians living at risk of transmitting HIV with access to an additional effective prevention method,” Wetherill said.

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