HIV transmission elimination is now a realistic goal, in part, thanks to the rollout of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). However, we need to scale up provision and improve coverage if we are to reach zero new HIV transmissions in Scotland.
Momentum is building across Scotland to drive forward the Scottish Government’s HIV Transmission Elimination Proposal to end HIV transmission in Scotland by 2030 – co-authored by Waverley Care and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Prof Rak Nandwani, Prof Nicola Steedman, Prof Claudia Estcourt, and Prof Sharon Hutchinson.
Claudia Estcourt, Professor of Sexual Health & HIV at GCU & Grant Sugden, CEO of Waverley Care led the development of this report which draws together evidence and discussion from a workshop linked to the Proposal, held at GCU in March 2023.
The workshop, Developing PrEP care models for diverse needs in Scotland, brought together key stakeholders, including people with lived experience, academics, clinicians, non-governmental organisations and public health practitioners, to explore how we should continue to develop PrEP care models for people in Scotland who would benefit but who are not currently engaging in PrEP care.
This report summarises the presented evidence and workshop discussions. Following discussion with Scottish Government, we are making it available here, to share this learning so that those seeking to develop new ways to increase access to PrEP and extend its benefits across the population can access and use this resource immediately. We encourage you to share this resource with your networks.