IT’S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE
To date, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has not allowed doctors to prescribe HIV treatment to people with CD4 counts above 500 who have no clinical symptoms.
This barrier will has been removed since April 1st 2014, allowing anyone in Australia with HIV who has a Medicare card to receive subsidised treatment through the PBS.
Whether you choose to start treatment earlier or not is something you need to think carefully about in consultation with your doctor.
Read more about it here: NAPWHA: The Wait Is Over