Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidEvery device is now unfortunately at the mercy of spell checkers and I can honestly say that while not perfect with spelling,the number of errors is outragously higher no doubt due to the stage of development that the programs running the spell checkers are at that attempt to incorporate new words but sometimes fail and make correct words incorrect.
Regarding your support for your employer Gillead, you have not given an adequate reply explaining your 'prep cheerleader' status. Or perhaps you feel that since your on meds everyone else should be.
The Australian Government has wisely held off on approval for this dangerous medication. Why is it dangerous? Its because people like you who have been engaged in BB sex for a long time see the opportunity to have everyone else be not willing to take risk of barebacking without concern for consequences (you mention fear and anyone with a brain would fear your messsage and its consequences) out of ignorance of the truth no matter what the risk to health that entails.
Really, spellcheck is that much of a problem for you? Yoi is too hard to correct?
Why do I support PrEP?
1) I've not received a nickle from any pharmaceutical company.....so you can give that BS a rest!
2) I've been POZ since 1986 or so. I've watched way too many friends die.
3) Although I'd been a LTS (Long Term Survivor) even before I started ART, by 1998 or so my numbers were dropping slowly. When I started ART my numbers increased rapidly.
4) ART works. I am already "older" well beyond what anyone could have hoped for in 1986. My Doc gave me 3 years back then.
5) I am undetectable. I can not transmit HIV.
6) PrEP is the the 'partner' to ART. Whereas I can not transmit HIV, PrEP users can not get HIV (92--100%).
7) 2 of the ingredients of PrEP are used in ART. They are safe and very effective.
I believe Negative people should be empowered to be responsible for their own sexual health.
9) PrEP users feel less anxious and fearful. It's good for mental health.
10) If they had PrEP in 1983 I would have done it. My friends would have done it. They would all still be alive.
Your country supports it already. They tacitly show you how to get it NOW, and expect it to be approved Feb. 2016....and "pay no more than $37.70 per script."Availability of PrEP in Australia
The anti-HIV drug Truvada has been demonstrated to be effective as PrEP in clinical trials among gay men and other men who have sex with men.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates the sale and distribution of medicines and medical devices in Australia.
Truvada has TGA approval for the treatment of people with HIV but not for use as PrEP.
The manufacturer, Gilead, began the pre-application process with the TGA to license Truvada for use as PrEP in February 2015. The licensing process is expected to take at least 12 months.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is the schedule of medicines that attracts a government subsidy so that consumers pay no more than $37.70 per script.
The PBS Advisory Committee recommends which medicines should be listed on the PBS. PBS listing is a separate process to TGA approval and the manufacturer must demonstrate cost effectiveness among other things.
Although the TGA has not yet approved Truvada for use as PrEP in Australia, doctors who are authorised to prescribe Truvada (i.e. those who provide HIV care), may prescribe Truvada as PrEP "off-label". This script can then be filled by pharmacies authorised to provide HIV drugs.
Truvada for use as PrEP is not listed under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
The cost of filling a Truvada prescription for use as PrEP from an Australian pharmacy is approximately $10,000 for a year's supply.
Individuals can legally purchase a generic version of Truvada from overseas suppliers, including on-line pharmacies.
Truvada is the brand name for a combination of two drugs - emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Generic versions have different names. https://www.afao.org.au/about-hiv/hiv-prevention/pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep#.Vc-Wq330ePw
I know more about Australian's HIV treatment than you do. SAD.