Strategy, aims and effects of HIV PrEP on public health in Scotland

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Dear Public Health Scotland,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I am writing to request data you hold regarding outcomes of the HIV PrEP program in Scotland, as well as information on future strategy.

Please provide:

- Summaries of statistical reports or data analyses on the efficacy of PrEP in reducing HIV rates in Scotland since it was made available.
- Any reports assessing or reviewing the roll out of PrEP across NHS Scotland.
- Summaries of the strategic vision, goals and plans for PrEP provision across NHS Scotland services going forward.
- Information on any broader sexual health impacts, positive or negative, associated with the introduction of PrEP.

I believe this information will help improve public knowledge around progress made on provision of PrEP in Scotland.

If you need to redact or withhold anything, please cite relevant exemptions. I look forward to your response within 20 days.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Campbell

phs foi, Public Health Scotland

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Dear Stephen Campbell

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFERENCE 2023-001735

 

Thank you for your request for information received by Public Health
Scotland on 19 October 2023 requesting information about  HIV PrEP.

 

Your request is being dealt with and will be answered within 20 working
days in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chaz Anyanwu | Freedom of Information Officer

Public Health Scotland

Email: [1][email address]

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Dear Stephen Campbell

 

PHS Freedom of Information reference 2023-001735

 

Following your Freedom of Information request, please find attached our
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