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PrEP is here

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of medication by people without HIV to prevent infection. PrEP is now available via a clinical trial called EPIC.

PrEP is very effective in preventing HIV infection provided it is taken regularly. A study called EPIC NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities in NSW), is providing medication for thousands of people at risk of HIV in NSW.This study uses the combination of two anti-retroviral treatments (ART) of emtricabine with tenofovir in a single tablet (Truvada). 

If the EPIC study is not suitable for you another option is to buy PrEP medication online. This needs a prescription from your doctor and costs about $100 a month.

If you have questions about PrEP It is best to talk to your GP at East Sydney Doctor. A very good summary of PrEP is available from ACON. http://endinghiv.org.au/nsw/stay-safe/epic/

The usual consultation fees apply for PrEP visits, however there is no charge for medication.  If you are interested in PrEP please make an appointment.

Flu Vax Now Available

Flu vaccinations are now available at East Sydney Doctors. The cost is $20.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. The following people are eligible for a FREE flu vaccine:

Phone the practice on 9332 2531 to book an appointment with the nurse and get your flu vax today!

 

East Sydney Doctors opening hours

Sunday 17-09-2017 1pm - 5pm
Monday 18-09-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 19-09-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 20-09-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Thursday 21-09-2017 8:00am - 7.00pm
Friday 22-09-2017 8:00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 23-09-2017 9.00am - 1.00 pm