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Preparing for PrEP

While new HIV diagnoses in Ireland remain at historic highs, there is some good news on the horizon with the Government recently announcing plans to inally make a HIV prevention drug available through the public health system. Andrew Leavitt of ACT UP explains.

PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a safe and highly effective way for HIV-negative people to prevent HIV by taking medication before and after sex.

Generic versions of PrEP are already available for purchase in community pharmacies across Ireland, however the medication’s relatively high cost of €60 to €90 for a 30 day supply keeps it out of reach of many who could benefit. For that reason amongst others, ACT UP Dublin and other advocates have been calling for the HSE to provide PrEP. Last June, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he expected a PrEP programme to be in place by June of 2019. This was followed by a statement from Minister for Health, Simon Harris, that the Government’s plan was to roll out PrEP from early 2019.

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In this special edition, our community's younger members take over for the annual Youth Issue. Our guest editor Emily profiles a group of young activists leading the charge for a new Ireland. We celebrate 15 years of the awesome BeLonG To, the national organisation supporting LGBTI+ youth while one of their subgroups, The LadyBirds, tackle the lack of awareness around women's sexuality and sexual health. A young asylum seeker in Direct Provision tells us of his struggles with homophobia while LGBT+ people in rural areas speak about the effects of isolation and how youth groups helped them find confidence. We top things off with a preview of the upcoming Science Of The Kiss exhibition, part of GCN's takeover of the Science Gallery. This is a good one!