Scottish Government launch plan to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030
08 December 2020
On 1 December 2020, to mark World Aids Day, plans for eliminating HIV transmission in Scotland within the next decade were commissioned by Scottish Government Public Health Minister, Joe Fitzpatrick. The proposal will be developed alongside other measures to prevent transmission, including free condom provision, widening access to medication that prevents HIV infection, increasing testing capacity and measures to prevent people sharing needles.
The Scottish Government will provide £377,000 to develop a national online service for sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne viruses, which will allow people to request a test online and home self-sampling, while providing clinicians with comprehensive, real-time data on HIV care and outcomes.