Monitoring HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake in Australia: Issue 2

PBS-subsidised HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis from April 2018 to June 2019

Key findings
  • HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) first became available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) on April 1st 2018.
  • In the first fifteen months after PBS listing, an estimated 26,520 individuals were dispensed PBS-subsidised PrEP.
  • The rate at which people are dispensed PrEP for the first time has declined from approximately 2,000 people per month to 1,000 people per month.