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06 May 2016
Administration

Truvada, which is used to prevent HIV, has been approved in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

 

TRUVADA, which is used as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, has been approved in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Announced today, Truvada has been listed for prevention purposes on the Register of Therapeutic Goods.

For most local gay men on PrEP, the most viable way of sourcing the pill is to order it online from overseas, however this costs upwards of $100 per script and is a time-consuming process.

Now that the pill has been approved by the TGA, doctors will be far more inclined to prescribe it, however this won’t affect its cost.

For it to be cheap, Truvada will now need to be placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which will bring it down to around $38.80 per script.