6. Compassionate access

Pharmaceutical companies will sometimes provide free medication on compassionate grounds to PLHIV who are ineligible for Medicare. These applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that this option will always be available. You might need a letter from your doctor confirming you need the medication and explaining why you can’t access HIV medication in other ways. 

If you need support in this process you can call a Positive Life Treatment Officer on 1800 245 677 (freecall) or (02) 9206-2177.

Positive Life is available to offer information and support to ALL people living with HIV in NSW, whether you are Medicare eligible or not. We offer safe, free and confidential support.