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Forum to examine free HIV treatment in Victoria

Forum to examine free HIV treatment in Victoria

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:32 Written by // Michael Magnusson

Following last year's decision by Alfred Health to cease free dispensing of HIV treatments at Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic, which was subsequently overturned, Living Positive Victoria and the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre have commissioned the Burnet Institute to examine the costs and options of continuing to provide free access to HIV treatment.

The report entitled Reducing financial barriers to HIV treatment in Victoria will be released and examined at a free community forum on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

With an expert panel, the forum will explore the current situation around access to HIV medication, the cost of providing medications across the board to PLHIV in Victoria, and examine the individual’s capacity to pay. Following presentation of the report, the expert panel will discuss the findings of the report and engage with the community.

The forum is in partnership with the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre, National Association of People Living with HIV Australia and Burnet Institute and takes place from 6.30 at Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
RSVP at or (03) 9863 8733


Michael Magnusson

Michael Magnusson

Michael has written for the gay media for over a decade and has also written for a number of journals, magazines and street presses around Melbourne and websites around the world.

Comments (1)

  • Eric Glare

    23 January 2014 at 14:39 |
    Discrepancies in start time: it is 6 pm for a 6:30 start

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