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High Court overturns @NHSEngland refusal to consider #PrEP

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV.  They provide fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. They champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change.  Shaping attitudes. … Continue reading

So, #PrEP may be made available on the #NHS?

The NHS in England has been told by the High Court it can fund a “game-changing” drug that can prevent HIV after health bosses argued it was not their responsibility. NHS England had said it was up to councils to … Continue reading

NHS watchdog to weigh cost of HIV prevention drug Prep

The NHS watchdog NICE has been asked by government to look at the cost of providing an HIV prevention treatment known as PrEP. Story via BBC   It comes as campaigners have said they will seek a judicial review of … Continue reading

David Cameron says approving PrEP on NHS will “make a difference”

David Cameron has announced that he will push the NHS for a decision on PrEP availability “in this month if possible”. During the Prime Minister’s Questions today, Cameron spoke in favour of funding the Pre-exposure Prophylactic treatment Truvada on the NHS. … Continue reading

Almost half of gay men ‘would use’ HIV-preventing PrEP drugs

A new study into PrEP and its usage found this week that nearly half of gay men would be interested in taking the medication if it were available on the NHS. Truvada is a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis [PrEP], which when taken … Continue reading

NHS England reconsiders decision over HIV PrEP drug

NHS bosses in England will reconsider whether it is their responsibility to fund a new treatment that can prevent the spread of HIV. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new way of using antiretroviral drugs that has been proven to stop … Continue reading

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband praise HIV prevention drug PrEP

Story via @pinknews The three main political party leaders in the UK have all praised the HIV prevention drug PrEP. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband were all asked about their support for PrEP during a Q&A for GT (Gay Times) … Continue reading

The NHS urgently needs to make PrEP available

Two European studies of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), PROUD1 and IPERGAY2, reported early results in October 2014. Both studies showed that PrEP was so effective at preventing HIV transmission that everyone in these studies has now been offered PrEP. The comparison … Continue reading

Second European PrEP study closes placebo arm early due to high effectiveness

In an extraordinary development, a second European scientific trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has had its randomised phase closed early due to high effectiveness, just two weeks after the UK PROUD trial did exactly the same thing. The investigators of … Continue reading

US Regulators Vote For Approval of PrEP by Large Majority

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a decisive step yesterday towards approving the use of combination pill Truvada(tenofovir/FTC) as a prevention method for HIV-negative people. The FDA’s Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee (ADAC) voted by a majority of 19 … Continue reading