High-risk group to be given pill to prevent HIV infection

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has advised Mr Harris that a national PrEP programme would be safe, effective, and cost-saving.

Hiqa published a health technology assessment recommending the PrEP programme for people at substantial risk of acquiring HIV by sexual transmission.

The authority’s director of health technology assessment and deputy chief executive, Dr Máirín Ryan, said HIV remained a significant public health concern. open next page to see More