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HIV Infection: Drugs

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48328, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of uptake of the HIV prevention drug, PrEP, among different population groups, including women and black African communities.

Answered on

16 September 2021

Public Health England (PHE) is analysing the data on uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV among different population groups, including women and black African communities. The GUMCAD STI Surveillance System collects data on PrEP eligibility, offer and use and prescriptions. GUMCAD data are submitted to PHE on a quarterly basis, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gumcad-clinical-guidelines

PHE is currently reviewing and analysing data reported for January to March 2021.

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