PrEP medication for HIV prevention
Hey there Guys, Just wanted to share this video from the Victorian AIDS Council explaining PrEP or “pre exposure prophylaxis”, a
daily tablet taken to help prevent HIV infection.
Currently Melbourne is preparing for a greatly increased study on PrEP and has 2,700 spaces available for any person who might be a high risk of contracting HIV.
Some high risk situations may include:
partners who are currently living with HIV
inconsistent use of condoms for anal sex
diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection in the recent 3 months (in particular rectal gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis)
If you feel PrEP may be a useful tool for you to help stay HIV negative you can pre-register for the PrEPx Trial here:
PrEPx Study Interest Register
Dr George Forgan-Smith
This is a great video that shows you the basics of use of
Truvada or PrEP to help prevent HIV infection.
Remember that PrEP is an important tool to helping reduce HIV within out community and it’s important if you feel you may be at risk of HIV infection to talk with your doctor to see if Truvada is a good choice for you.
Ideal candidates for PrEP include:
People in serodiscordant relationships: Ie One partner is HIV positive, the other is HIV negative.
People who find they are unable to reliably use condoms during sex
Person’s who have been diagnosed with any
sexually transmitted infection in the past 6 months.
Before starting PrEP it’s vital your doctor has organised testing to make sure it’s safe for you to start. These tests include:
HIV and other STI testing
Checking for Hepatitis infection
If you are looking for a doctor in Melbourne who prescribes PrEP I’d be more than happy to talk you thought the process. I can be contacted here:
Contact Dr George Forgan-Smith