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Statement on the provision of PrEP and PEP

The Association of Directors of Public Health is calling for NHS England to commission a national programme for PrEP and for their commissioning of PEP to include the open access sexual health services commissioned by local authorities... Correspondence from NHS England to local authority commissioners makes it clear that they will not reimburse PEP provided by local authorities' sexual health services.

Published
30 March 2016
From
Association of Directors of Public Health
Here’s The NHS File That Contradicts Its Reason For Not Rolling Out HIV Prevention Drug

The reason NHS England gave on Monday for rolling out the drug that prevents HIV to only 500 people appears to be contradicted by statements found in its own documents, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
24 March 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
Early Day Motion: Access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

"That this house... urges the Government to intervene as a matter of urgency to ensure that NHS England takes the steps necessary for PrEP to be considered as part of the next annual CPAG prioritisation process so that all high-risk groups are able to access the treatment as soon as possible."

Published
24 March 2016
From
Parliament
Councils Hit Back At NHS As Row Over HIV Prevention Drug Escalates

Following NHS England’s decision not to roll out PrEP, local authorities said they can’t pay for it either, as MPs, HIV charities, and Grindr weighed in.

Published
23 March 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
Charities slam NHS England 'U-turn' over plans to roll out 'HIV wonder drug'

Charities have blasted NHS England's decision not to roll out drugs that can prevent HIV nationally, saying the move will leave vulnerable people at risk. Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new way of using antiretroviral drugs, which if taken properly can be effective in stopping transmission of the virus in almost every case. HIV charities were expecting health chiefs to announce a consultation on how PrEP could be provided on the NHS, and believed the drugs would be rolled out nationally later this year. But yesterday NHS England said it had decided the new treatment is a preventative service, and is therefore not the health service's responsibility to fund.

Published
23 March 2016
From
Daily Mail
NHS England decision not to fund PrEP - statement from London Councils

The capital has the highest rates of HIV in England, making up half of all new diagnoses. Given these worrying statistics, we are deeply concerned by NHS England’s announcement not to fund, or even to proceed with a long-anticipated consultation over the future use of PrEP.

Published
23 March 2016
From
London Councils statement
Terrence Higgins Trust to lead new national HIV prevention programme in England

Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, announced today that it has successfully retained the contract for the National HIV Prevention Programme for Most At-Risk Populations.

Published
23 March 2016
From
THT press release
Decision to withhold PrEP shows the government and health bodies are contributing to HIV epidemic

In a judgement as irrational as it is infuriating, NHS England yesterday announced it would be abandoning its decision to make highly effective HIV prevention drugs, otherwise known as ‘PrEP’, available to those most at risk of HIV. In what has become a recurring theme, authorities have once again met the opportunity to tackle rising HIV transmission rates with complacency and disregard.

Published
22 March 2016
From
Attitude Magazine
Councils respond to NHS England announcement not to fund new HIV treatment

The Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, said "This is a missed opportunity to launch a ground-breaking prevention method that could halt the spread of HIV, potentially save lives, and make a significant breakthrough in reducing the risk of HIV infection."

Published
22 March 2016
From
Local Government Association
England’s PrEP policy in disarray after NHS U-turn

Activists, individuals at risk of HIV, and clinicians have reacted with anger to an official U-turn on provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). NHS England officials have

Published
22 March 2016
By
Roger Pebody

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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