PrEP Policy Review for Ireland

Last Thursday, June 15th, HIV Ireland and the Gay Health Network launched a new policy paper on PrEP in Ireland and called “for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to be made a public health priority in Ireland,” adding that in light of record levels of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland, “PrEP must be introduced as a key HIV prevention intervention.”

The report, titled Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Scoping and Policy Options Review, was commissioned to “provide evidence-based guidance on PrEP efficacy, while establishing the views of key populations affected by HIV, and stakeholders directly and indirectly involved in the provision of HIV services throughout Ireland.”

Author Ann Nolan conducted an extensive review of the evidence around PrEP and conducted interviews with a range of healthcare providers and advocates, as well as current and potential PrEP users.

This document will be a valuable resource for advocates for PrEP availability in Ireland, and adds strong new voices to the campaign for PrEP in Ireland.