Notes to editors
- The future of HIV services in England: Shaping the response of changing needs will be published by The King’s Fund on 25 April. The report is being launched at a conference at the Fund.
- The research took place between June 2016 and January 2017 and analysis of existing evidence and data, interviews and focus groups with people with HIV, as well as those working in national bodies and in local areas in both NHS and local government.
- There is strong evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an anti-retroviral drug, helps prevent HIV. Last year, the courts found that NHS England could fund PrEP, just as it funds other preventive treatments such as statins. A research project is now looking at how PrEP might be made available on the NHS and what the implications would be.
- This research was funded by a grant from the M?A?C AIDS Fund. It was carried out independently and the findings are The King’s Fund’s alone. We are grateful to the M?A?C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of M?A?C Cosmetics.
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