SH23141Inequities in PrEP use according to Medicare status in a publicly funded sexual health clinic; a retrospective analysis
HIV rates in Australia disproportionately affect men who have sex with men (MSM) born overseas compared with those who are Australian-born. One explanation may be Medicare eligibility which can affect access to affordable healthcare including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This population remains under-researched as they are not captured in routinely collected prescribing data. This study demonstrates that MSM without Medicare accessing a publicly funded sexual health clinic in Sydney are less likely to be on HIV PrEP than MSM who do have Medicare.