Could PrEP help to eliminate HIV?
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Could the PrEP drug help to eliminate HIV?

Almost 1,900 people have been prescribed a drug which dramatically reduces the chances of being infected with HIV, new figures have shown.

Scotland was the first part of the UK to make PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) available on the NHS in July 2017.

A report from NHS National Services Scotland said uptake of the drug had "exceeded predictions".

It said this was partly because many users had never visited a sexual health clinic before.

  • 26 Feb 2019