HIV Infection: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the PrEP drugs trail; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As of 28 June 2018, 7,893 participants have been enrolled in the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial at 140 clinics across England. Information on participating clinics and enrolment status is regularly updated on the PreP Impact Trial website at the following link:

https://www.prepimpacttrial.org.uk/join-the-trial

A reallocation of spaces took place in May 2018 meaning 139 of the clinics are open to recruitment for gay and bisexual men with a number of the reallocated places being held centrally by the trial sponsor, so that clinics can request more if they are approaching their full allocation of places.

A proposal is also being assessed to consider increasing the total number of places available for the trial from 10,000 to 13,000. Work has begun with commissioners to prepare for future commissioning arrangements. More information on these developments can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/npc-crg/blood-and-infection-group-f/f03/prep-trial-updates/

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