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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (HIV PrEP) in Scotland

Registered Healthcare Practitioners - Resources

This resource is designed to support registered healthcare practitioners involved in the delivery of HIV pre- exposure prophylaxis in the NHS Scotland.

On the 10th April, 2017 Scotland became the first of the UK nations to approve the provision of PrEP by the NHS to prevent HIV.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced that the drug Truvada® was deemed an effective treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV and will be made available through the NHS in Scotland.

The implementation date for this programme is July 2017.

NHS Education Scotland in partnership with Health Protection Scotland and members of the Scottish Health Protection Network (SHPN) developed educational materials to support the implementation of this programme. 

These resources are currently under eview, May 2019