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PrEP was earmarked $26m in the budget. What is it? Will it stop me getting HIV?

By Bridget Haire, Senior lecturer, public health ethics, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney
HIV prevention was allocated A$43.9 million over three years in this week’s federal budget. Some $26m of this is for “PrEP” for people without access to Medicare.

PrEP means pre-exposure prophylaxis – the preventative use of antiretroviral medication in people who don’t have HIV, but who are at risk of it.

Antiretroviral medications are the drugs used to treat HIV, but if used before exposure, can prevent someone…The Conversation

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