Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pozhet goes to the country!

From the horse's mouthLast week Pozhet visited Tamworth with our service partners Positve Life NSW.

We visited the local clinic and had several appointments with clients living in the area, who reported good services as well as isolation, depression and problems with disclosure. “HIV is not seen as a normal thing” said one. Others had good experiences with disclosure to partners and most knew about Treatment as Prevention (more…)

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PrEP on Demand

Study Shows PrEP Works Effectively On Demand.

PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of anti-retroviral drugs taken by HIV negative people to prevent transmission of HIV. When a person without HIV takes it, it can prevent them getting HIV. In Australia it is mainly used by men having high risk sex with other men (eg without condoms, in situations with high HIV prevalence). EPIC NSW is a trial where the vast majority of places will be for men who have sex with men. PrEP may be appropriate for heterosexual people in a sero-different relationship or having sex without condoms with a positive person who is not undetectable or is not on treatment. (more…)

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