Health policy

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SKAPE Covid Roundtable I: Asking questions about lockdowns

We are excited to host this year’s first roundtable discussion. For this panel discussion about the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, we welcome Professor Linda Bauld (University of Edinburgh), Professor Mark Woolhouse (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Yossi Nehushtan (Keele University).

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Sex, drugs and activism: making HIV treatment as prevention available in the UK

On 10 April 2017, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced that PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – the use of HIV treatment in people who are HIV-negative to prevent HIV – would soon be available on the NHS. This is a landmark decision for the use of HIV treatment as prevention in the UK, making Scotland the first – and currently, only – country to provide PrEP through the NHS.