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LGA responds to NHS announcement on HIV treatment PrEP

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the announcement by NHS England that it will fund a trial of the HIV treatment PrEP.

"We are pleased that NHS England has acted quickly and chosen to fund the commissioning of this trial and rollout of PrEP. We now want to stand united with the NHS to defeat the spread of HIV.

"PrEP is a ground-breaking method of treatment that has the potential to save lives and councils want to work with the NHS to help roll out the trial.

"Local authorities have invested millions in providing sexual health services since taking over responsibility for public health three years ago, and we firmly believe that PrEP could significantly reduce levels of HIV in the community."

Related information: NHS England announces major extension of national HIV prevention programme with Public Health England and funding for ten new specialised treatments


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