Clinical Studies

PrEPX

PrEPX is the second Victorian clinical study of PrEP run by Alfred Health, which superseded the smaller VicPrEP study. PrEPX began mid-2016 and reached capacity within months – the fastest enrolled clinical trial of PrEP anywhere in the world! study has announced another expansion! a further 600 places will be available

In January 2017 VAC donated a further $100,000 to the study to enroll the 600 people on the PrEPX wait list.

In March 2017 the Victorian Government announced it would match the $100, 000 figure to allow a further 600 people to access the trial. The study is in the process of enrolling those participants. If you are in Victoria looking to start PrEP fear not! There is another waitlist underway. We would recommend joining the waitlist ASAP, and importing medication from overseas in the meantime.

 

 

 

PrEPX Regional and Rural

As well as the seven metro sites, PrEPX has now expanded to

  • Mildura
  • Bendigo
  • Shepparton
  • Wodonga
  • Sale
  • Ballarat
  • Mt Martha
  • Geelong
  • Moe
  • Morwell

Head to the PrEPX website to enroll in PrEPX in one of the regional or rural sites.

 

Cost:

The PrEPX study operates on a ‘real world‘ basis, meaning participants are required to pay for their medication. Medication costs $38.80 for a 3 month supply of medication, or $6.30 for those with concession.

 

Requirements:
  • have a Medicare card
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

 

PrEPX will run for 20 months and participants will be provided with PrEP which will be available through specified pharmacies and clinics on payment of a co-pay as with other medications purchased through pharmacies.

To join the study, or join the waitlist, or to find out more information check out the PrEPX website.

EPIC

EPIC-NSW PrEP study began with 3,700 places available through multiple public sexual health clinics and selected GP practices. This study is the only uncapped clinical trial of PrEP in Australia, and is enrolling beyond the 3,700 spots.

Enrollment commenced early in March last year and will run for a period of 24 months providing participants with PrEP – free of charge. If you live in the ACT, spaces have been allocated for you as well! To join the study or to find out more information check out the EPIC website. 

 

 

EPIC Regional and Rural

As well as the nine Sydney and surround sites, EPIC is also available has now expanded to 16 regional and rural hubs.

  • Lismore
  • Camperdown
  • St Leonards
  • Kogarah
  • Penrith and Katoomba
  • Newcastle
  • Taree
  • Tamworth
  • Gosford
  • Wollongong
  • Albury
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Port Macquarie
  • Orange
  • Dubbo
  • Wagga Wagga

Head to the EPIC-NSW website to enroll in EPIC

 

Cost:

The EPIC-NSW provides medication to participants free of charge

 

Requirements:
  • eligibility for EPIC-NSW is based on the NSW PrEP Guidelines.
  • have a Medicare card
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

 

EPIC will run for 2 years

QPrEPD

QPrEPD is the Queensland clinical study of PrEP. The demonstration project will deliver PrEP to 2000 people at risk of HIV. The study is being run by three major agencies: Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHS), the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) and the University of Queensland (UQ)

An initial enrollment of 50 individuals commenced early in September 2105, before the rollout of 2000 people commenced.

last year and will run for a period of 24 months providing participants with PrEP – free of charge. If you live in the ACT, spaces have been allocated for you as well! To join the study or to find out more information check out the QPrEPd Project on ComePrEPd

 

QPrEPd Regional and Rural

As well as the six Brisbane sites, QPrEPd is also available has now expanded to  a further 14 sites across the following regional hubs:

  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Townsville
  • Mount Isa
  • Cairns

Head to QPrEPd Project on the ComePrEPd website to enroll in QPrEPd

Cost:

The QPrEPd study provides medication to participants free of charge. If your preferred clinic does not bulk bill, you may need to pay for your consults to get your script. Check with your local clinic.

 

Requirements:
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

QPrEPd will run for 2 years

Medicare ineligible people at risk of HIV are eligible for QPrEPd

PrEPX-SA

(Forthcoming)

The South Australian government recently announced it’s commitment to a 500 person PrEP study for South Australians. It was announced that the 500 places would be provided through an expansion of the PrEPX study already in place in Victoria, run by Alfred Health.

PrEPX-SA will start enrolling in mid-April 2017.  Head to the PrEPX – South Australia website to register your interest.

 

 

PrEPX -SA sites

Initially the PrEPX-SA study will roll out in two clinics

  • Clinic 275
  • O’Brien Street Clinic

As the study rolls out, other regional sites are likely to come on board, which we will post here. Keep an eye on the PrEPX-SA site for more information too.

 

Cost:

The PrEPX-SA study will operate on a ‘real world‘ basis like it’s Victorian equivalent, meaning participants are required to pay for their medication. Medication costs $38.80 for a 3 month supply of medication, or $6.30 for those with concession.

 

Requirements:
  • have a Medicare card
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

To join the study, or join the waitlist, or to find out more information check out the PrEPX-SA website.

WA PrEP Demonstration Project

(Forthcoming)

WA AIDS Council has welcomed the announcement of a 2000 place PrEP trial. The trial will be a joint partnership between the WA AIDS Council, the Department of Health and the Kirby Institute. The project will likely begin in the early second half of 2017. Until then you can access PrEP via personal importation.

 

 

 

WA PrEP Demonstration Project Sites

We will have more information about the WA PrEP Demostration Project, including cost, sites, and enrolment as rollout gets closer. Watch this space, and sign up for WA AIDS newsletter to stay in the loop.

 

Northern Territory

(No Clinical Trials Planned)

Unfortunately the Northern Territory currently has no clinical trials of PrEP planned for the near future. This inequity of access to PrEP is something PAN is deeply committed to rectifying.

The best way for NT residents to access PrEP is via personal importation.

 

What can YOU do?

Contact the NT Health Minister, Natasha Fyles, to urge the NT Government to fast track a clinical trial of PrEP.

 

You can also call, write a letter, or even fax Minister Fyles!

 

Contact the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt to demand PrEP to be listed on the PBS, making it affordable and accessible to all Australians

PrEPX-TAS

PrEPX-TAS is the latest extension of the PrEPX study, run by Alfred Health which originally rolled out in Victoria. This extension has allowed for an additional 100 places in Tasmania. The criteria for entry are the same as PrEPX in Victoria, and the price will be the same. If you are unable to access the study for any reason, you may be able to import PrEP still!

 

 

PrEPX-TAS study sites

You can access PrEPX-TAS at the following clinics

  • Clinic 60, 60 Collins Street, Hobart 7000. Phone: (03) 6166 0990
  • Clinic 34, 34 Howick Street, Launceston 7250. Phone: (03) 6777 1371
  • SHS, 23 Steele Street, Devonport 7310. Phone: (03) 6336 2216

EPIC in ACT

People living in the ACT will be able to access PrEP through the EPIC NSW study. There is a 200 place EPIC study ‘extension’ into the ACT.

ACT sites for access are online now!

there are two sites in ACT where you can access PrEP through EPIC – and a number of other sites where PrEP can be accessed through personal importation also

 

EPIC ACT Sites

  • Canberra Sexual Health Centre (EPIC clinic) at Canberra Hospital  +61262442184
  • The Interchange General Practice (EPIC clinic), 28 University Ave Canberra, Level +6126247 5742
Cost:

The EPIC provides medication to participants free of charge

Requirements:

As per EPIC-NSW (switch tabs for more)

PrEPX

PrEPX is the second Victorian clinical study of PrEP run by Alfred Health, which superseded the smaller VicPrEP study. PrEPX began mid-2016 and reached capacity within months – the fastest enrolled clinical trial of PrEP anywhere in the world! study has announced another expansion! a further 600 places will be available

In January 2017 VAC donated a further $100,000 to the study to enroll the 600 people on the PrEPX wait list.

In March 2017 the Victorian Government announced it would match the $100,000 figure to allow a further 600 people to access the trial. The study is in the process of enrolling those participants. If you are in Victoria looking to start PrEP fear not! There is another waitlist underway. We would recommend joining the waitlist ASAP, and importing medication from overseas in the meantime.

 

 

 

PrEPX Regional and Rural

As well as the seven metro sites, PrEPX has now expanded to

  • Mildura
  • Bendigo
  • Shepparton
  • Wodonga
  • Sale
  • Ballarat
  • Mt Martha
  • Geelong
  • Moe
  • Morwell

Head to the PrEPX website to enroll in PrEPX in one of the regional or rural sites.

 

Cost:

The PrEPX study operates on a ‘real world‘ basis, meaning participants are required to pay for their medication. Medication costs $38.80 for a 3 month supply of medication, or $6.30 for those with concession.

 

Requirements:
  • have a Medicare card
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

 

PrEPX will run for 20 months and participants will be provided with PrEP which will be available through specified pharmacies and clinics on payment of a co-pay as with other medications purchased through pharmacies.

To join the study, or join the waitlist, or to find out more information check out the PrEPX website.

EPIC

EPIC-NSW PrEP study began with 3,700 places available through multiple public sexual health clinics and selected GP practices. This study is the only uncapped clinical trial of PrEP in Australia, and is enrolling beyond the 3,700 spots.

Enrollment commenced early in March last year and will run for a period of 24 months providing participants with PrEP – free of charge. If you live in the ACT, spaces have been allocated for you as well! To join the study or to find out more information check out the EPIC website. 

 

 

EPIC Regional and Rural

As well as the nine Sydney and surround sites, EPIC is also available has now expanded to 16 regional and rural hubs.

  • Lismore
  • Camperdown
  • St Leonards
  • Kogarah
  • Penrith and Katoomba
  • Newcastle
  • Taree
  • Tamworth
  • Gosford
  • Wollongong
  • Albury
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Port Macquarie
  • Orange
  • Dubbo
  • Wagga Wagga

Head to the EPIC-NSW website to enroll in EPIC

 

Cost:

The EPIC-NSW provides medication to participants free of charge

 

Requirements:
  • eligibility for EPIC-NSW is based on the NSW PrEP Guidelines.
  • have a Medicare card
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

 

EPIC will run for 2 years

QPrEPD

QPrEPD is the Queensland clinical study of PrEP. The demonstration project will deliver PrEP to 2000 people at risk of HIV. The study is being run by three major agencies: Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHS), the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) and the University of Queensland (UQ)

An initial enrollment of 50 individuals commenced early in September 2105, before the rollout of 2000 people commenced.

last year and will run for a period of 24 months providing participants with PrEP – free of charge. If you live in the ACT, spaces have been allocated for you as well! To join the study or to find out more information check out the QPrEPd Project on ComePrEPd

 

QPrEPd Regional and Rural

As well as the six Brisbane sites, QPrEPd is also available has now expanded to  a further 14 sites across the following regional hubs:

  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Townsville
  • Mount Isa
  • Cairns

Head to QPrEPd Project on the ComePrEPd website to enroll in QPrEPd

Cost:

The QPrEPd study provides medication to participants free of charge. If your preferred clinic does not bulk bill, you may need to pay for your consults to get your script. Check with your local clinic.

 

Requirements:
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

QPrEPd will run for 2 years

Medicare ineligible people at risk of HIV are eligible for QPrEPd

PrEPX-SA

The South Australian government recently announced it’s commitment to a 500 person PrEP study for South Australians. It was announced that the 500 places would be provided through an expansion of the PrEPX study already in place in Victoria, run by Alfred Health.

PrEPX-SA will start enrolling in mid-April 2017.  Head to the PrEPX – South Australia website to register your interest.

 

 

PrEPX -SA sites

Initially the PrEPX-SA study will roll out in two clinics

  • Clinic 275
  • O’Brien Street Clinic

As the study rolls out, other regional sites are likely to come on board, which we will post here. Keep an eye on the PrEPX-SA site for more information too.

 

Cost:

The PrEPX-SA study will operate on a ‘real world‘ basis like it’s Victorian equivalent, meaning participants are required to pay for their medication. Medication costs $38.80 for a 3 month supply of medication, or $6.30 for those with concession.

 

Requirements:
  • have a Medicare card
  • be over the age of 18 years
  • be willing and able to provide written informed consent
  • have documentation of an HIV negative test performed at the screening visit
  • have a kidney function blood test result that supports taking generic Truvada
  • be able to provide a street address and/or telephone number and/or email address so you can be contacted during the period of the demonstration project

To join the study, or join the waitlist, or to find out more information check out the PrEPX-SA website.

WA PrEP Demonstration Project

(Forthcoming)

 

WA AIDS Council has welcomed the announcement of a 2000 place PrEP trial. The trial will be a joint partnership between the WA AIDS Council, the Department of Health and the Kirby Institute. The project will likely begin in the early second half of 2017. Until then you can access PrEP via personal importation.

 

 

 

WA PrEP Demonstration Project Sites

We will have more information about the WA PrEP Demostration Project, including cost, sites, and enrolment as rollout gets closer. Watch this space, and sign up for WA AIDS newsletter to stay in the loop.

 

Northern Territory

(No Clinical Trials Planned)

Unfortunately the Northern Territory currently has no clinical trials of PrEP planned for the near future. This inequity of access to PrEP is something PAN is deeply committed to rectifying.

The best way for NT residents to access PrEP is via personal importation.

 

What can YOU do?

Contact the NT Health Minister, Natasha Fyles, to urge the NT Government to fast track a clinical trial of PrEP.

 

You can also call, write a letter, or even fax Minister Fyles!

 

Contact the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt to demand PrEP to be listed on the PBS, making it affordable and accessible to all Australians

 

Draft a Letter

Not sure what to say? Never written to your local MP or a Federal Minister?

Check out our template which you can change or edit as you wish. Your own personal story can affect real change.

Tasmania

(No Clinical Trials Planned)

Unfortunately Tasmania currently has no clinical trials of PrEP planned for the near future. This inequity of access to PrEP is something PAN is deeply committed to rectifying.

The best way for Tassie residents to access PrEP is via personal importation.

 

What can YOU do?

Contact the Tasmanian Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, to urge the Tasmanian Government to fast track a clinical trial of PrEP.

 

You can also call, or write a letter to, Minister Ferguson!

 

Contact the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt to demand PrEP to be listed on the PBS, making it affordable and accessible to all Australians

 

Draft a Letter

Not sure what to say? Never written to your local MP or a Federal Minister?

Check out our template which you can change or edit as you wish. Your own personal story can affect real change.