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Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP

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The Guardian, Thursday 22 June 2017 15.00 AEST When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings.  It remains controversial even among readers of the gay magazine Attitude. “Why should my taxes pay for these sluts to have bareback sex?” is a typical comment. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being...

TGA approval of PrEP for HIV in Australia

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6 MAY 2016 — The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has welcomed the news today that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the drug Truvada for use as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV) in Australia. TGA approval means doctors in Australia no longer have to prescribe Truvada as PrEP “off-label”, that is, for something other than its previously...

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