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National drugs policy

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Department of Health | National Medicines Policy

Australia's National Medicines Policy is a cooperative endeavour to bring about better health outcomes for all Australians, focusing especially on peoples access to, and wise use of, medicines. The term medicine includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, including complementary healthcare products.

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Department of Health | National Medicines Policy

Australia's National Medicines Policy is a cooperative endeavour to bring about better health outcomes for all Australians, focusing especially on peoples access to, and wise use of, medicines. The term medicine includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, including complementary healthcare products.

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Department of Health | National Male Health Policy

In 2008 the Government developed a National Male Health Policy, the first for Australia.

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Safe Drug Use - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Safe Drug Use: Sharing drug-injecting equipment puts you at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis. The guidelines below offer advice on injecting safely and minimise

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Department of Health | Nutrition and Healthy Eating

The Population Health and Sport Division, within the Department of Health, is responsible for developing and evaluating national policy, resources and initiatives in the areas of nutrition and healthy eating, health promoting physical activity and promoting healthy weight.

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PEP - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis) is a 4-week course of anti-HIV medication that is shown to be effective in preventing HIV infection if started within 72 hours

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) refers to the use of anti-HIV medications by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

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PrEP - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV Prevention: PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of anti-HIV medications by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV

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Treatment as Prevention - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Treatment as Prevention: When people living with HIV use antiretroviral medication to dramatically reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their...

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HIV Treatment - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

HIV Treatment: Thanks to antiretroviral HIV medication, known as treatment, a HIV positive person can live a long and healthy life.

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