EPIC is ending... [Ending HIV]

New enrolments for EPIC-NSW will cease on 30 April 2018. If you are already on the study, the timing of when you enrolled will determine when you receive your last supply of free study PrEP. These dates vary, so it is best to gain confirmation from your PrEP prescriber at the clinic you currently attend. Learn more endinghiv.org.au/prep

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Michael Whelan
PrEP is on the PBS [Ending HIV]

PrEP is now available on the PBS, making it available at any pharmacy, at an affordable price. For people interested in starting PrEP, you should speak to a doctor – either at a general practice or sexual health clinic – to see if you are eligible. If eligible, you will receive a script for PrEP that you can collect from any pharmacy, or order from an online pharmacy. Learn more endinghiv.org.au/prep/

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Michael Whelan
The End of HIV? The Truvada Revolution (Part 1/3)

WATCH PART 2 NOW: http://bit.ly/1FtHIsg
WATCH PART 3 NOW: http://bit.ly/1QtmosZ
A drug called Truvada is the first the FDA approved means of preventing HIV infection. If an HIV-negative person takes the pill every day, they're nearly 99% protected from contracting the virus. Controversy continues to surround the broad uptake of Truvada, but the landscape of safer sex and HIV-prevention changes fundamentally from this point forward, particularly within the gay male community, the population hardest hit by HIV in America. Its ultimate implications for the AIDs epidemic are profound. VICE explores the future of the Truvada and its revolutionary impact on ending HIV/AIDs.

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Michael Whelan
PrEP for Sex: Remembering to Take PrEP

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been proven to be 92-99% safe and effective if taken daily. But for many, remembering to take a pill each day can be a challenge. Find out what methods and strategies our panelist use to adhere to their daily PrEP routine.

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Michael Whelan
PrEP for Sex: Side Effects

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is safe and effective, but like any other medication, it may come with a risk of side effects. Some users have experienced typical physical side effects, like nausea and headaches, but for others, the side effect was more than physical.

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Michael Whelan
10 Things You Need to Know About PrEP

The video is designed for people who are considering PrEP. It contains important information on adherence, side effects and how to get started, and how to stop. It’s a good idea for people to check out the video before going to speak to a doctor, that way they will have a good baseline understanding of what’s involved.

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Michael Whelan
How Do You Do It?

There are now more ways to do it. Protecting yourself from HIV that is. Meet Tom, Dick and Harry. These guys all like a good time, but they stay safe in different ways. Safe sex now means condoms, PrEP, UVL or a mix. This Mardi Gras, whichever way you choose, stay safe. How do you do it?

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Michael Whelan
PrEP17: The Coming Age of PrEP

In 2015, I produced the video documentary on the PROUD Study vimeo.com/132412294 – the study that showed how highly effective PrEP is in gay men in the UK. Now, two years later, I wonder what the situation is like with PrEP in the UK, in 2017.

So I travelled from Hamburg, where I live, to London and talked with ordinary PrEP users – outside of the PROUD Study – to learn about their experiences and motivations. I also talked with PrEP activists and clinicians to find out what impact PrEP has already had in the UK, but also to find out what is still missing for a proper implementation.

Further information: prepster.info/prep17

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Michael Whelan
Undetectable = Safe

It’s Saturday night, you’re a gay guy on your third date. The attraction is undeniable. Then, he tells you he’s on treatment and Undetectable. Has been for over 6 months. An Undetectable Viral Load means you’re safe. HIV has never been passed on by someone who’s on regular treatment and is Undetectable. Undetectable = Safe.

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Michael Whelan