Can people in rural Australia access prep?
Currently, the studies are working very, very hard to recruit doctors in rural Australia to ensure that all Australians at risk of HIV infection are able to access this medication. All doctors can actually prescribe prep if you are going to be importing it into Australia. It would be great to have more doctors who are recruited and who are educated, and who are trained in how to prescribe prep.
Part of the reason for this project is to help ensure and recruit more doctors with an interest in offering prep to patients, no matter where they live. However, if you are in rural Australia, you can absolutely import prep into your town, no matter where you are. The trick is finding a doctor who is willing to learn how to set up the schedule to ensure that you are getting the best care available for your prep journey.