Our Mission:

PAN

[PrEPaccessNOW]

It's Your Body. It's Your Choice. It's Your Right.

PAN [PrEPaccessNOW] is a community-driven HIV prevention not-for-profit organisation advocating for equal and affordable PrEP access Australia wide.

We can help you on your journey to discover if PrEP is the right prevention tool for you, and we can point you in the right direction for access here in Australia, and help support those unable to afford PrEP.

 
 
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Our Mission

PAN (PrEPaccessNOW Inc) is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association, that aims to lead the way in Australia and the world in contributing to the end of HIV by improving access to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for those who need it as well as access to treatment and reducing stigma for people living with HIV.

 
 

what we do

PAN is dedicated to providing accurate, informed, and accessible information for PrEP users, people who might be considering PrEP, or simply seeking more information about empowering themselves to take control of their sexual health. 

  • We provide assistance to people who cannot afford PrEP through coupon assistance
  • We reach out to community at events, fairs, and sexual health forums
  • We support peer led education through our Facebook group, open to all who wish to engage around positive and productive PrEP discussion and seek infomration.
  • We link PrEP seekers in with PrEP prescribing GPs and sexual health clinics
  • We refer on to other groups across Australia and internationally who are doing great work in advocating for PrEP.  
 

THE TEAM

Want to get in touch with the PAN team? Flick us a message over at the Contact Us page.

 
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Jeff Montgomery

Chairperson

Jeff Montgomery, being relatively new to the Australian HIV support community, has recently begun serving as PAN's Chairperson. Previously, Jeff worked extensively with a grassroots, volunteer fundraising arm of AIDS Services of Austin called The Octopus Club.  Jeff takes PrEP daily because he believes it's time for all of us to remove HIV as a factor in our relationships, and PrEP is currently the most effective means of achieving this.  He joined the PrEPX study as a way access more affordable PrEP and to support the progress towards getting PrEP onto the PBS.

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Michael Whelan

Vice-Chairperson

I started PrEP after being faced with a situation where I was not in control of my own sexual health - and I wanted to make sure that no matter what I was protected. Once I started myself, I realised how few of my friends who were potentially at risk knew about or understood PrEP (that's certainly changed now) - but I knew I wanted to help others start their journey too.. 

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Chris Dimeglio

Secretary

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Warwick Emanuel

Treasurer

I’m what sociologists describe as a Sexually Adventurous Man, and in so being my adventures are often with men who are living with HIV. PrEP means I can play on an equal playing field. It’s no longer about them keeping me safe, it’s about us playing together - and that really does change the game. As a participant in the vicPrEP study, I’m so fortunate to have access to PrEP and the support the study provides. I’m in PrEPaccessNOW to help level the playing field for others.

 
 

Freddy Raftellis

Commitee Member

 

 
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Jason Van Der Velden

Commitee Member

 

Our Programs

We can help support your clinic, organisation, or health service by providing resources to link future PrEP users into healthcare providers. We also operate on a peer model where we can speak directly to new participants or patients of your health programs . 

 
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