Scotland first in UK to approve anti-HIV drug

Publication date

Monday, April 10, 2017

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Scotland first in UK to approve anti-HIV drug 

Today (Monday 10th April) Scotland becomes the first of the UK nations to approve the provision of PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) by the NHS to prevent HIV.

Following a rigorous process the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) today announced that PrEP, the HIV prevention drug, has been deemed a cost-effective treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV and will be made available on the NHS in Scotland.

NAT welcomes new protections from HIV-related hate crime in Scotland

Publication date

Thursday, June 4, 2009
NAT welcomes the Offence (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill that will ensure that for the first time people living with HIV in Scotland are protected from HIV related hate crime. NAT played an important role in advising on the Bill which was passed yesterday by the Scottish Parliament, and is now awaiting royal assent.