This week the NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced the funding of a new clinical PrEP trial called EPIC-NSW.
The trial is supported by_NSW Health and it will be steered by The University of NSW’s Kirby Institute. It is expected that the trial will enroll 3700 people.
In collaboration with ACON and ASHM, The NSW Sexual Health Infolink (SHIL) commenced taking calls from interested candidates this week. SHIL can assess eligibility, register interest and refer to local s100 prescribers & testing services in NSW.
It is important to note that PrEP will not be available to all who may want it through EPIC-NSW. It is believed that by targeting PrEP to those most at risk of HIV, the greatest reduction in HIV transmission can be achieved.