The prob­lem with PrEP

GT (UK) - - CONTENTS - WORDS ryan butcher

…or ac­cess to it, any­way.

At the time of writ­ing, NHS Eng­land has twice re­fused to roll-out the drug treat­ment known as PrEP, even though it’s been con­sis­tently proven to be one of the most valu­able weapons we’ve got in the taken prop­erly, PrEP has the

The life-sav­ing drug Tru­vada, which is used as part of the PrEP treat­ment, has now been re­moved en­tirely from NHS Eng­land’s com­mis­sion­ing process un­til ‘more test­ing is done’ – de­spite an NHS work­ing group made up of clin­i­cians and ex­perts from across demon­strat­ing the need,

lives will be lost as a re­sult So what hap­pens next? has asked a high court judge to over­turn NHS Eng­land’s de­ci­sion, while some gay men have taken it upon them­selves to or­der PrEP drugs on­line from other coun­tries, in a dan­ger­ous trend be­ing re­ferred to as

Some MPs are now claim­ing NHS Eng­land’s re­fusal to sup­port PrEP is just the lat­est ex­am­ple that LGBT+ sex­ual health is be­ing gravely

And, of course, there’s that dirty thing called money, with many be­liev­ing NHS Eng­land is merely stalling un­til the Tru­vada drug comes it does, other phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies will be able to make their own ver­sion at a

Matthew Hod­son, the out­go­ing chief exec of gay men’s health char­ity GMFA, and gay MPs Ste­wart – the lat­ter of which is also the chair of the All-Party kind of sense of this mess, and de­ter­mine what the

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