TagPrEPX trial

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...

VAC responds to PrEP-X Victoria Seroconversion

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22 May 2017 VAC has learned that a person on the Victorian PrEPX study has seroconverted and become HIV positive. There are two ways that this may have occurred. • If a person is not adherent to their PrEP regimen (taking the prescribed dose regularly) it is possible that they would not be protected against acquiring HIV; • If a person comes into contact with a person living with HIV who has...

Upcoming free community forum: PrEP_SA_NOW!

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SAMESH,  April 2017 There has been a lot of community interest in the PrEPX-SA trial. You are invited to an upcoming community forum where a distinguished panel of experts and community members involved in the field will discuss PrEP, a powerful new tool to prevent HIV and the upcoming PrEPX-SA study. The panel will include: Associate Professor Edwina Wright (Alfred Health) Professor Steve...

HIV prevention study to commence in SA April 2017

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South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Monday, 27 February 2017 South Australians at a high risk of acquiring HIV will have the opportunity to benefit from the latest HIV prevention medication through a new partnership. Following the announcement of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) access trial late last year, Victoria’s Alfred Health has been chosen to partner with...

VAC announces $100,000 for PREPX trial [for HIV prevention]

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Gay News Network, Wednesday 18 January 2017 The Victorian AIDS Council has announced it will give an additional $100,000 to the PrEPX trial to fund access to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) for 600 Victorians at risk. VAC’s announcement comes months after PrEPX reached capacity for men living in metropolitan Melbourne. The VAC said there is already a substantial waiting list for those...

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