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Some men who were unable to access PrEP through NHS trial are now HIV positive, charities report

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 18 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l299
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

Large numbers of gay and bisexual men trying to access pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) against HIV infection through NHS England’s trial have been turned away because clinics have run out of places, and some are now infected with the virus, charities have told The BMJ.

The first clinic began offering PreP through the three year trial in October 2017 after NHS England lost a legal battle over funding prevention with the drug Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil/emtricitabine).12 The trial originally had 10 000 places, but this number was boosted to 13 000 last summer. Now NHS England has …

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