Brexit could lead to a shortage of HIV-preventing PrEP drugs, experts warn

 | 
09/27/2019

A hard Brexit could lead to a shortage of HIV-preventing drugs used for PrEP, experts have warned. PrEP drug Truvada can drastically reduce the risk of being infected with HIV if taken daily, and is recommended for use by at-risk gay and bisexual men. It has seen a swift uptake across the UK, with thousands of men accessing the drug through trials in England and Wales, as well as on the NHS in Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, consultant pharmacist James O’Loan of Doctor 4 U told the Daily Mirror that PrEP drug supplies could be hindered drug shortages if the UK leaves the EU as planned on October 31.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/18/2024
06/18/2024
In a world where acceptance and safety often seem difficult to attain, many queer individuals also struggle to find a safe space to express …
Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from implementing new protections for LGBT students from discrimination in schools and …
Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
Thailand’s senate has passed the final reading of a historic marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/17/2024
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand more rights and highlight their …
Added on: 06/16/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …