PUBLISHED: 12:21 09 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:31 09 April 2019 Harry Taylor Cllr Jonathan Simpson, at Camden’s full council meeting on April 8. Picture: Camden Council Archant A Camden councillor urged the government to make the preventative HIV drug PrEP more available, during a passionate speech at a council meeting last night. During a debate on health inequalities, Cllr Jonathan Simpson said he was at a loss about why the government was “dragging its feet” on the extension.A trial of 11,500 patients began in September 2017 and is due to end in 2020. According to studies the drug, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, reduces the risk of HIV infection by up to 99%.The trial is currently due to be increased to 23,000 – but the Labour councillor for King’s Cross felt there was a delay in the extension.“If patients go to a clinic in Camden now, there’s no chance of them getting prescribed it. It’s freely available in Scotland and Wales, but in Camden people are still fighting to get access,” he told the meeting.Speaking to the Ham&High today, he said it was frustrating that the drug wasn’t more freely available.“It is really troubling me that there is this… Read full this story
- NHS will have 'answers' on whether experimental coronavirus drugs work by JUNE, UK's chief medic says
- Coronavirus lockdowns could spark rise in HIV infections, experts warn
- COVID-19: List Of Drugs That May Fight Coronavirus Symptoms
- Congresswomen urge Jaguar Health to reverse price hike on drug that may be used in COVID-19 patients
- Can HIV Transmit Through Oral Sex?
- The coronavirus exposed US reliance on India for generic drugs. That supply chain all hinges on China
- U.S. lawmakers question Jaguar Health on price hike of drug that may help treat COVID-19 patients
- Illicit drugs set to overtake drinking as the biggest danger on Australian roads - with testing to catch drivers under the influence set to increase
- Arthritis drug may help coronavirus patients breathe better and combat lung inflammation, small study finds - but experts warn the effects are far from proven
- Have they found a cure for the coronavirus? Australian researchers claim two existing drugs could 'cure' COVID-19 after patients they tested responded 'very well' to treatment
‘Increase preventative HIV drug’s availability’ urges Camden councillor have 362 words, post on www.hamhigh.co.uk at April 9, 2019. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.