Monitoring HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Australia: Issue 2, November 2019

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Monitoring-HIV pre-exposure-prophylaxis-in-Australia-newsletter_Issue-2.pdf
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PBS-subsidised HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis from April 2018 to June 2019

Key findings: 
  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) first became available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on April 1st 2018.
  • In the first fifteen months after PBS listing, an estimated 26,520 individuals were dispensed PBS-subsidised PrEP.
  • The rate at which people are dispensed PrEP for the first time has declined from approximately 2,000 people per month to 1,000 people per month. 
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Postdoctoral Researcher