It’s the pill that you can take to reduce your risk of contracting HIV – and Australians now have access to PrEP online with a prescription from their doctor.
Australian trails are still underway on the use of PrEP to combat the transmission of HIV within our communities, and similar trials are ending overseas with researchers confident of the drug’s success.
While many still debate the merit of using pre-exposure prophylaxis, a new local information pack has been released informing people how they can purchase the game-changing drug online.
If you’re interested in taking one pill a day to protect yourself from contracting HIV, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) has released a report which outlines a number of ways PReP can be accessed – including how you can also personally import the drug in person or via mail.
The document was created for those in the medical profession who may be consulted about PrEP, and the ASHM recommends that any individual considering PrEP talk to an experienced physician in HIV management. Truvada is a pharmaceutical with potential side effects and care should be taken with its prescription.