Clinical Studies

 

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Victoria  // PREPX

UPDATE:

The PrEPX Study is now no longer accepting participants. The study was extended briefly to allow people to transition form PrEPX to PrEP on the PBS, once it was available on April 1.

All PrEPX participants at their next appointment will be transitioned from the study script, to a PBS script.

To find our more about what accessing PrEP on the
PBS is like for you, head over to PrEP on the PBS page

You can use that same PBS to access PrEP through personal importation, which is cheaper than the PBS price for many.

Head to Buy PrEP Online for details. 

 

Info about 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PrEPX is the second Victorian clinical study of PrEP run by Alfred Health, which superseded the smaller VicPrEP study.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! The study announced two further expansions, each for a further 600 places - funded by VAC, and a second time by the Victorian Government. 

With PrEP now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script, as well as continued access to PrEP through personal importation

The following PrEPX sites will continue to provide PrEP through private scripts 

** Melbourne Sexual Health Centre will not be taking new PrEP patients. 

 

    STATUS

    Closed

    Availability

    3800+ Places

    Cost

    PBS co-payment for 3 months of PrEP

    ($39.50 or $6.40 concession)

    PrEPX 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

    METRO 

    Northside Clinic // Fitzroy North

    Centre Clinic // St Kilda

    Pronto! // Fitzroy

    **Melbourne Sexual Health Centre // Carlton

    The Alfred // Melbourne

    Prahran Market Clinic // Prahran 

    Collins Street Medical// Melbourne

    ERA Health // Melbourne

     

    Regional

    Mildura // Mildura

    Bendigo // Bendigo

    Shepparton // Shepparton

    Wodonga // Wodonga

    Sale // Sale

    Ballarat // Ballarat

    Mt Martha // Mt Martha

    Geelong // Geelong

    Moe // Moe

    Morwell // Morwell


    South Australia // PrEPX-SA

    UPDATE:

    The PrEPX-SA Study is now no longer accepting participants. From April 1, PrEPX-SA patients will be migrated off the study and onto private scripts.

    To find our more about what accessing PrEP on the
    PBS is like for you, head over to PrEP on the PBS page

    You can use that same PBS to access PrEP through personal importation, which is cheaper than the PBS price for many.

    Head to Buy PrEP Online for details. 

     

    Info about PrEPX-SA:

    The South Australian government recently announced a 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 started enrolling in mid-April 2017.  PrEPX-SA is an extension of the Victorian PrEPX study and is run by the same team, along with specialist clinics in SA. Mor einfo is available on the PrEPX – South Australia website however enrollments have closed. 

    With PrEP now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script, as well as continued access to PrEP through personal importation

    The following PrEPX sites will continue to provide PrEP through private scripts 

     

     

      STATUS

      CLOSED

      Availability

      500+ Places

      Cost

      PBS co-payment for 3 months of PrEP

      ($39.50 or $6.40 concession)

      PrEPX-SA 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

      METRO 

      Clinic 275 // Adelaide

      O’Brien St General Practice // Adelaide

      SHINE SA // Adelaide

      SHINE SA // Davoren Park

      Riverside Family Medical Practice // St Marys

       

      Regional

      Mildura // Mildura

      Bendigo // Bendigo

      Shepparton // Shepparton

      Wodonga // Wodonga

      Sale // Sale

      Ballarat // Ballarat

      Mt Martha // Mt Martha

      Geelong // Geelong

      Moe // Moe

      Morwell // Morwell


      Tasmania  // PREPX-TAS

      UPDATE:

      The PrEPX-TAS Study is now no longer accepting participants. From April 1, PrEPX-SA patients will be migrated off the study and onto private scripts.

      To find our more about what accessing PrEP on the
      PBS is like for you, head over to PrEP on the PBS page

      You can use that same PBS to access PrEP through personal importation, which is cheaper than the PBS price for many.

      Head to Buy PrEP Online for details. 

       

      Info about 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 can import low cost PrEP still, and good news is coming…

      Soon, as PrEP is to be listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script.

      With PrEP now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script, as well as continued access to PrEP through personal importation

      The following PrEPX sites will continue to provide PrEP through private scripts 

       

        STATUS

        CLOSED

        Availability

        100+ Places

        Cost

        PBS co-payment for 3 months of PrEP

        ($39.50 or $6.40 concession)

        Status

        Limited spaces still available

        PrEPX 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

        North 

         

        Clinic 34 // Launceston 

        SHS // Devonport

         

        South

        Clinic 60 // Hobart


        New South Wales  // EPIC-NSW

        EPIC-NSW UPDATE:

        Enrollments for the EPIC study closed on April 30. If you're already on the study, when you have to jump ship may vary depending on when you boarded,

        PrEP after EPIC:

        As PrEP is now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script, and EPIC participants will slowly be brought off the study as their time reaches a close - and will be able to continue their PrEP regime with their regular doctor by being provided a PBS script.

        If you were on EPIC you were getting your PrEP for free. This isn't the case on the PBS and you may find the cost of PrEP a barrier. If price is an issue, we recommend looking at personally importing the medication for a much lower price. For those unable to afford PrEP, and those who are Medicare ineligible - you can apply for assistance to receive free PrEP through PAN's Coupon Assistance Scheme

        EPIC INFO:

        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 2016 and will run for a period of 24 months providing participants with PrEP – free of charge. enrollments for EPIC will end soon, as PBS PrEP has become available.

        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. 

         

         

          STATUS

          CLOSED

          Availability

          Uncapped Places

          Cost

          Free PrEP

          EPIC 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

          Australian Capital Territory  // EPIC-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.

          As PrEP is now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script, and EPIC-ACT participants will slowly be brought off the study as their time reaches a close - and will be able to continue their PrEP regime by being provided a PBS script.

          If you were on EPIC you were getting your PrEP for free. This isn't the case on the PBS and you may find the cost of PrEP a barrier. If price is an issue, we recommend looking at personally importing the medication for a much lower price. For those unable to afford PrEP, and those who are Medicare ineligible - you can apply for assistance to receive free PrEP through PAN's Coupon Assistance Scheme

           

            STATUS

            CLOSING SOON

            Availability

            Uncapped Places

            (through EPIC-NSW)

            Cost

            Free PrEP

            EPIC Requirements

            • eligibility for EPIC-ACT 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

            Metro

             

            Canberra Sexual Health Centre // Garran

            Interchange General Practice // Canberra City

             
             
             

            Queensland  // QPrEPD

            UPDATE:

            QPrEPd has stopped taking new enrollments on March 31, 2018.

            As PrEP is now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script, and QPrEPd participants will slowly be brought off the study as their time reaches a close - and will be able to continue their PrEP regime by being provided a PBS script.

            If you were on QPrEPd you were getting your PrEP for free. This isn't the case on the PBS and you may find the cost of PrEP a barrier. If price is an issue, we recommend looking at personally importing the medication for a much lower price. For those unable to afford PrEP, and those who are Medicare ineligible - you can apply for assistance to receive free PrEP through PAN's Coupon Assistance Scheme

             

            QPrEPD INFO:

            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 roll out of 2000 people commenced. 

            QPrEPD will run for a period of 24 months providing participants with PrEP – free of charge.  To join the study or to find out more information check out the QPrEPd Project on ComePrEPd

             

             

              STATUS

              CLOSED

              Availability

              2000 Places

              Cost

              Free PrEP

              QPrEPD 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

              South East 

              Clinic 30, Queensland AIDS Council // Teneriffe

              Gladstone Road Medical Centre // Highgate Hill

              Carseldine Family Clinic // Carseldine

              Princess Alexandra Sexual Health Service // Woolloongabba

              Holdsworth House // Fortitude Valley 

              Metro North Sexual Health Service // Brisbane City

              Newmarket 7 Day Medical Centre // Newmarket

              Ipswich Sexual Health Service // Ipswich

              The Evandale Practice // Bundall

              Gold Coast Sexual Health Service // Southport

              Sunshine Coast Sexual Health and HIV Service // Caloundra

              South WEST

              Kobi House Toowoomba Health Service // South Toowoomba

              Carbal Medical Centre // East Toowoomba

              Wide Bay

              Q Clinic Wide Bay Sexual Health Service  // Bundaberg

               

              Central

              Rockhampton Sexual Health Service // Rockhampton

              Mackay Sexual Health Service // Mackay

              North

              Townsville Sexual Health Service // Townsville

               

              Mount Isa Sexual Health Service // Mount Isa

              FNQ

              Cairns Sexual Health Service // Cairns

              Cairns Doctors // Cairns

              Barrier Reef Medical Centre // Cairns North

              Earlville General Practice // Earlville


              Western australia  // PrEPIT-WA

              UPDATE:

              Already on PrEPIT-WA? The PrEPIT-WA team will be in touch with arrangements for transitioning participants off the study and onto a PBS script.

              However, for now the study will continue to enroll new eligible high-risk participants as normal. 

              PrEPIT-WA is still planned to continue until April of 2019.

               

              PrEPIT-WA INFO:

              WA AIDS Council has welcomed  a 2000 place PrEP trial, PrEPIT-WA. The trial is a joint partnership between the WA AIDS Council, the Department of Health and the Kirby Institute. The project has begun enrolling participants.

              As PrEP is now listed on the PBS – affordable PrEP will be available at your local pharmacy with a script,

              and PrEPIT-WA participants will be brought off the study as their time reaches a close - and will be able to continue their PrEP regime by being provided a PBS script.

              If you were on PrEPIT-WA you were getting your PrEP for free. This isn't the case on the PBS and you may find the cost of PrEP a barrier. If price is an issue, we recommend looking at personally importing the medication for a much lower price. For those unable to afford PrEP, and those who are Medicare ineligible - you can apply for assistance to receive free PrEP through PAN's Coupon Assistance Scheme

               

                status

                Enrollments still taking place

                Availability

                2000 Places

                Cost

                Free PrEP

                QPrEPD 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  PrEP medication - generic Truvada (200mg emtricitabine (FTC) and 300mg tenofovir
                • 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
                • PrEPIT-WA will run for 2 years

                Freemantle 

                South Terrace Sexual Health Clinic // Fremantle

                 
                 

                Northen Territory  // none

                The N.T. has no clinical studies for access to PrEP.

                But...

                To find our more about what accessing PrEP on the
                PBS is like for you now that it is available in EVERY state and territory, head over to PrEP on the PBS page

                You can use your PBS script to access PrEP through personal importation, which is cheaper than the PBS price for many.

                Head to Buy PrEP Online for details. 

                 

                While the N.T. doesn't have an active PrEP study, a NEW PrEP Clinic has opened in Darwin!

                Find out more about the PrEP Clinic at Northside Health NT

                 

                 

                  Availability

                  via personal importation

                  Cost

                  as per current price of importing PrEP (see Buy PrEP Online)

                  status

                  (PBS subsidised PrEP coming soon)

                  NT Requirements

                  You will be required to access PrEP through a GP, and obtain a script for personal importation.