PrEP – More Information on NHS U-turn

Yusef Azad is National AIDS Trust (NAT) Director of Strategy. He was closely involved in the work done over the past few years to see whether or not PrEP would be effective at reducing the number of new HIV cases in the UK in a cost-effective way. He has written a blog about the NHS […]

NHS Will Not Roll Out PrEP Across England

The NHS has just announced it has pulled the plug on its decision-making process on whether to offer PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis – a HIV prevention drug, proven to be effective in stopping HIV transmission in almost every case if taken properly) on the NHS. This is a real shock. NHS England’s press release is here. Deborah […]

US gay youth PrEP study adherence problems

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a novel HIV-prevention strategy that would use antiretrovirals (ARVs) to protect HIV-negative people from HIV infection. In this strategy, people would take the medications before they were exposed to HIV, in the hope that it would lower their risk of infection. A large study, IPrEx, suggested that PrEP might be effective, […]