To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1684 on HIV Infection: Males, what plans the Government has to collect information on the number of men that have contracted HIV while waiting to be placed on the PrEP impact trial.
4 November 2019
The Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Impact Trial collects information about enrolled participants only. There are no plans to centrally collect information on the number of men that have contracted HIV while waiting to be placed on the Trial.
A range of approaches to HIV prevention are in place, including encouraging condom use, needle exchange programmes, self-sampling and promoting expanded HIV testing and diagnosis.
We would encourage people at high risk of HIV transmission to practice safe sex by using condoms, which also help protect against HIV and sexually transmitted infections.