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Are you PrEPared for the end of HIV in Australia?

RICK VARMA

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Abstract

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV has good efficacy data and strong global support for implementation and national support from sexual health physicians and LGBTIQ advocacy groups.

Article Extract

The HIV epidemic currently affects 36.1 million people worldwide.1 There are 21,000 people who live with HIV infection in Australia with annual new infection rates of 1200 per year, most of whom are men who have sex with men (MSM).1 People living with HIV infection have a greatly improved life expectancy, nearing that of the general population, but those infected with HIV still continue to require lifelong medication and management.

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