Breaking news: SA announces HIV prevention drug trial


Jay Weatherill MP, Nat Cook MP, Wednesday, November 29, 2016

South Australians at high risk of contracting HIV will have access to the latest preventative technology study, as part of a State Government commitment announced today.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is the latest prevention therapy in the fight against HIV. Under a 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.

South Australia will commence negotiations with other states currently leading PrEP access trials.

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