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Targeted implementation of PrEP in NSW

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PrEP has been used in NSW by high risk individuals since 2011, with a significant increase in 2016.

It has been limited by cost and availability.

Who should have access to PrEP, given limited resources? - The high risk patient approach.

Demonstration study - PRELUDE 2014-2016 government purchased generics

Estimated 4% (12 of 300) of PRELUDE study patients would have seroconverted, but none did.

Individuals are usually highly motivated.

Blood tests in these studies suggest very high levels of adherence.

The implementation trial EPIC-NSW.

Estimated that there must be 3700 high-risk individuals in NSW

It was estimated that the highest risk 11% of the gay community would comprise 3700 people,  but so far we have recruited 4000.

EPIC aimed to target this group and enroll them on a PrEP study.

EPIC-NSW estimates 150 participants should have seroconverted by the end of the study, it is early yet, but so far none have.

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