Category Archives: Strategy

HIV: Testing ourselves out of the epidemic?

Following the legalisation of HIV home testing in the UK, it will have taken just over a year for the first HIV self-testing kit to become available. The announcement came with the usual hopeful optimism and belief that self testing will make a key contribution

UK HIV Prevention organisations issue statement in support of PrEP

A group of UK HIV prevention organisations have released today a statement calling for the NHS to make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection available as soon as possible. This statement comes after two clinical studies investigating daily PrEP in the UK

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Not the Latest Fad but a Drive for Change

In a recent BMJ Blog Dr Rupert Whitaker cast a critical eye on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, questioning its role as a public health intervention. The piece is challenging and although it rightly emphasises the need for a carefully planned

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