HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia

Written by ASHM on . Posted in News & Updates

The Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt has announced a landmark decision in HIV prevention in approving HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general practitioner to be able prescribe PrEP to an Australian resident who holds a current Medicare card.

PAP tests are changing

Written by SHFPACT on . Posted in News & Updates

The Australian Government is planning to change the National Cervical Screening Program. The current screening program was developed in 1991 and we now know a lot more about cervical cancer.

Australia's gonorrhoea rise

Written by theguardian.com on . Posted in News & Updates

A new report by the Kirby Institute, shows that Australia's gonorrhoea rise of 63% has been driven by urban heterosexuals. The report shows a 99% rise in notification rates in major cities, a 15% rise in regional areas and an 8% fall in rural areas.

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