HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

Source: BBC

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.

The health service lost a court battle in the summer after arguing responsibility for paying for it should fall to local authorities not the NHS.

Now at least 10,000 people will be given the “Prep” drug in a three-year-long clinical trial.

NHS England says this will help them understand how to offer it more widely.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis or Prep is a daily pill that disables HIV before it gets a stranglehold in the body.

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