NAT statement supporting the Local Government Authorities' call for fully funded PrEP
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive at NAT (National AIDS Trust), said:
"The Government’s continued silence on both the future of PrEP and the overdue local government funding settlement is inexcusable. Without these announcements local authorities have neither the time nor the resources necessary to plan the HIV prevention and sexual health services that are needed from April. It is no longer a case of being down to the wire, we are now well past it.
"These administrative delays have very real consequences on people’s lives; those already on PrEP have no idea if and how they can continue to access this vital medication, potentially causing panic and anxiety for tens of thousands. The government must act swiftly to remedy this."
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