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24/03/2016

Truvada debate: Calls to have pill that helps prevent HIV trialled in NT

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is being used in some parts of the world to prevent the contraction and transmission of HIV and has proven 90 per cent effective.

Key points:
Truvada trials underway in parts of Australia
NT AIDS and Hepatitis Council lobbying NT Government to run a trial in jurisdiction
Claims drug would be more cost-effective for Government in the future
The medicine, known by the brand name Truvada, is not approved in Australia yet and access to it is challenging, particularly in the Northern Territory.

 

 

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