PrEP costs slashed as government makes good on promise

PBS subsidisies will kick in from 1 April

The Federal Government has made good on its promise to add HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the PBS, slashing the cost to patients.


The tenofovir plus emtricitabine combination pill will be subsidised from 1 April health minister Greg Hunt announced on Wednesday.

It follows a positive PBAC recommendation in early February.

The $180 million listing means the price of the drug to patients will drop from