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Blood donor restrictions for gay men should be removed, Victorian Government says

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ABC, 7.10.16 he Victorian Government has called on its federal counterpart to end the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood. Key points: Current restrictions prevent men from donating blood within 12 months of having sex with another man State and federal ministers have agreed to review the national donation policy in 2017 According to the Red Cross, the risk of infection from a...

AFAO publishes Australian PrEP roundup

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 Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 23 August, 2016 Following the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) decision not to recommend funding PrEP through the Pharmaceutical Benifits Scheme (PBS), AFAO has produced an Australian PrEP roundup paper to sustain advocacy efforts and to raise awareness about current options for accessing PrEP around the country. In releasing...

Home HIV tests coming to Australia

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The Age, 24 July 2016

An HIV test that can be purchased without a prescription could soon be available in Australia, allowing people to privately get a result within 15 minutes.
CEO of Australian company Atomo Diagnostics, John Kelly, said he was hoping Atomo would become the first to sell HIV tests directly to consumers in Australia.
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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...

PrEP: HIV drug trials expanding to 2,000 men in Qld after ‘brave’ government decision

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ABC News, 27/04/16, 5:12pm
A groundbreaking new drug tipped to stop the spread of HIV within just a few years will be available to more than 2,000 Queensland men under a $6 million trial program.
The trials make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) available to men who have sex with men, as a means of preventing HIV transmission.
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‘Five days after’ contraceptive pill launched by RU486 supplier

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Sydney Morning Herald, April 27, 2016 – 12:01AM
An emergency contraceptive that works up to five days after unprotected sex has been launched by Australia’s sole supplier of medical abortion drug RU486.
The EllaOne pill, from non-profit pharmaceutical group MS Health, is available from Wednesday.
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