ACON thanks gay men for taking part in NSW PrEP study

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill has publicly thanked the gay men of New South Wales for their participation in the state-wide PrEP trial that took place prior to the federal government’s decision to list PrEP on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

“Gay men in NSW have consistently shown that they’re committed to ending HIV and have adopted the use of new technologies such as PrEP as soon as they have become accessible,” Parkhill said.

“ACON salutes gay men, both HIV positive and HIV negative, for their commitment and action to end HIV transmission.”

The trial that saw more than 9,000 people enrolled as part of the study has helped deliver the highest reduction of HIV transmission rates in NSW in three decades. Learn more about ACON’s latest campaign, “Get On It” to find out what PrEP being listed on the PBS could mean for you.

Parkhill also congratulated the NSW Government for their leadership in the dedication to support the trial and also confirmed ACON’s commitment to NSW’s HIV response.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to further driving down infection rates.”

When did you last get tested? From June 1st is HIV Testing Week. Book a rapid HIV test with ACON’s a[TEST] service today.


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