Implementation of HIV PrEP in Scotland: Second Year Report

Publication Date: 17 December 2019

​​​​​​HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective, novel, prophylactic biomedical intervention comprising of two HIV antiretroviral drugs. It is prescribed to HIV negative people - especially men who have sex with men (MSM) - at high risk of sexual acquisition of HIV as part of a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention. 

Scotland is the first country in the UK, and one of the first worldwide, to have successfully established an HIV PrEP service which is national, free at the point of delivery and, to date, generally accessible to those deemed at highest risk of acquiring HIV. 

This report is published on behalf of the HIV PrEP National Coordination Group and presents data on the uptake of the programme to the end of its second year (1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019).

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report