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Monitoring HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake in Australia: Issue 8

This report uses data extracted from every PrEP prescription supplied in Australia through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) between 1 April 2018 and 31 December 2022. Data are presented on the total number of people who have ever initiated PBS-subsidised PrEP, as well as the number of people dispensed PrEP within the past 12 months. These data are disaggregated by age, and by state/territory. 

Key findings
  • As of 31 December 2022, 62,632 people had received PBS-subsidised PrEP at least once.
  • PrEP dispensing was highest among 25- to 34-year-olds, and among people residing in the ACT.