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HIV Infection: Males

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1684 on HIV Infection: Males, what plans the Government has to collect information on the number of men that have contracted HIV while waiting to be placed on the PrEP impact trial.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1684 on HIV Infection: Males, what steps the Government is taking to prevent people contracting HIV while waiting to obtain a place on the PrEP impact trial.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Impact Trial collects information about enrolled participants only. There are no plans to centrally collect information on the number of men that have contracted HIV while waiting to be placed on the Trial.

A range of approaches to HIV prevention are in place, including encouraging condom use, needle exchange programmes, self-sampling and promoting expanded HIV testing and diagnosis.

We would encourage people at high risk of HIV transmission to practice safe sex by using condoms, which also help protect against HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

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