Here's why Australians are missing out on the HIV prevention pill

Bridget Haire, UNSW Australia

A pill a day can prevent HIV, but there’s no guarantee Australians will get access to this intervention anytime soon. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP for short, is the use of antiretroviral drugs in HIV-negative people to prevent them from acquiring HIV. It’s approved in the United States but not in Australia.

PreP is a combination of two