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ABC Radio National

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Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.

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PrEP pill: 'party drug' or life saver?

October 25th, 2014

Episode 57 of 151 episodes

With HIV infections at a 20 year high there’s a push to subsidise a daily pill that can stop infection. But health professionals and the gay community are split over the use of the PrEP pill, which many say will encourage risky sexual behaviour and could place a huge burden on the public health purse. Hagar Cohen investigates.

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