Let’s get Prep on NHS Prescription

Let’s get Prep on NHS Prescription

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Stephen Wilkinson started this petition to NHS England and

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (or as it is more commonly known as Prep) is a preventative medicine which fights the HIV virus if an HIV-negative person comes into contact with it through unprotected sex.

PrEP is a tablet that is taken daily or on demand prior to having sex, to prevent HIV infection.

If taken consistently, when a condom is not worn and someone comes into contact with HIV, it will protect cells in the body and disable the virus to stop it multiplying.

The UK Medical Research Council-run Proud study, comparing gay men on Prep against non-users, found an 86% fall in new HIV infections in PrEP users.

An Impact trial was launched in England in October 2017 with an initial 10,000 places at sexual health clinics for people at high risk of contracting HIV. But as there has been great demand for the drug, sexual health charities have been inundated with stories of people being turned away due to a lack of places.

In Scotland and Wales PrEP is made available through NHS to those who require it, but that is not that case here in England.

An estimated 10,000 people are self-sourcing PrEP, according to website 'I Want Prep Now'. Although you can buy PrEP on line, this also can sometimes have its own problems as the product is usually sourced outside of the UK.

The lifetime cost of treating someone with HIV is over £300,000. The cost of generic Prep is around £20 a month, so it is absolutely cost effective."

Please sign this pettition so that we can get PrEP made freely available or via prescription to anyone who requires it.

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