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PAN needs your help to get more equal PrEP access. We know it's been a while since our last party, and you must have blue balls by now :-)
We've been hell for leather since BLEW Heaven
You can help us do this by giving a LOAD (of cash). Non-attendance tickets for the event are available if you can't come, or would like to donate. Limited number of tickets are available so get in quick!
Cum and put your prevention strategies to good use, and have a great fuck while you're at it.
Head to www.pan.org.au/blew for more info
See what PAN has been able to achieve with your help.
Date: Friday, 6th July, 2018
Event Times: 7pm to Late
- Men only
- No photography
Dungeon @ Club80
10 Peel St
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Michael - firstname.lastname@example.org
Why another fundraiser? Well....
After the success of BLEW Heaven last year, PAN has had the opportunity to do some real good - and we have you to thank for it.
- We've been able to print thousands of business cards with up to date information about accessing PrEP from overseas, and via the PBS to hundreds of sexual health clinics across the country.
- We've been able to develop a new print resource, our "PrEP IS..." brochure, giving simple ad plain language information about PrEP to patients at sexual health clinics, and guys at sex on premises venues - pubs, and clubs.
- PAN for the first time were able to have a presence at both the Midsumma Carnival in Melbourne and Chillout Festival in Daylesdord handing out our resources, and PrEP badges. We actually had the funds to hire a stall!
- The guys from PAN were able to travel to Sydney to sweep the city covering up stickers which conveyed a negative message toward PrEP users. At the same time, we were able to travel out to around a hundred clinics, bars, bookstores, hopsitals, and community organisations to link people in to PrEP access.
But isn't PrEP on the PBS? What's the big fuss now?
Well, having PrEP on the PBS is fucking wonderful. It provides the best equity for people accessing PrEP that we've ever had! However, PrEP being on the PBS leaves people behind. Why is that?
- PrEP on the PBS means that people with Medicare can get cheaper PrEP. That's not all of us. There are countless people at risk of acquiring HIV in Australia who don't have Medicare. What happens to them?
-Many of those people without Medicare have been able to get PrEP on clinical studies, like EPIC in NSW for example. Now these people need another eay to access PrEP.
- People in states like Victoria have been able to access PrEP on the PrEPX study, which is great - however now that PrEP is on the PBS, their PrEP is 3x the price. This means some people at risk may need to stop PrEP simply because of the price. To us that's just not on.
Anyone unable to afford PrEP has been able to get a coupon from PAN to access free PrEP. This has been great, however the system is systained by the sales of people who buy their PrEP online from overseas. If everyone moves to the PBS, that system slows, and then stalls - leaving people at risk.
We've got a lot of work to do to reach all these people, and ensure they still have good access to PrEP.
- We are still working hard to expand our presence in states other than Victoria, and we'd like to keep pushing to connect with new prescribing doctors, get more print resources, like our cards and brochures, to people all over the country.
- We're working on getting our brochures translated into other languages, so that people of all backgrounds can understand what it means to access PrEP and prevent HIV.
- Getting back to events like Midsumma, Chillout, and other community events takes money, so that we can pay stall registration and public liability insurance,
- We're pushing further out into regional and rural settings, and we want to run some community PrEP catch ups to get better information outside the city.
· The committee would like to attend the 2018 ASHM conference in Sydney in November to represent and advocate on behalf of the PrEP community, something we haven’t been able to afford in previous years.
· We also have a number of ongoing costs that we need to cover to keep PAN alive: web and email hosting, mail and admin costs, as well as the cost of printing and delivering business cards and other pieces of collateral we create.
Simply put, we can’t do any of this without your help.
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