The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs. (PBS) has broadened access to raltegravir (Isentress) beyond treatment-experienced adults.
Raltegravir is now also available for people who are first starting HIV treatment.
Raltegravir + Truvada is now one of four preferred commencing regimens in the Australian HIV Treatment Guidelines. read more »