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Wales latest nation to announce commissioning PrEP

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced a study to provide PrEP, the HIV prevention drug, to all those who need it.

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive at NAT, said:

“We’re really pleased that the decision has been taken to make PrEP available to those who need it in Wales. We were extremely disappointed when the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group did not recommend commissioning of PrEP in Wales due to cost-effectiveness concerns. The Welsh Government has clearly considered the overwhelming evidence in favour of PrEP and the needs of their population in taking this decision - a decision that we think will change the lives of many people in Wales at risk of HIV now and in the future.

We now need to make sure that this trial is implemented swiftly in Wales so that people who need PrEP can access it sooner rather than later. We wait with bated breath for more of the details on this trial.” 

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