Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the UK: Identity, stigma and activism

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2016. Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the UK: Identity, stigma and activism. In: P. Reilly, A. Veneti and D. Atanasova, eds., Politics, protest, emotion: interdisciplinary perspectives. Montreal, Quebec: Pressbooks, pp. 162-168.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is the cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), remains a major public health concern some 35 years after its first clinical observations. In the UK, men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. According to the Public Health England HIV Situation Report in 2015, approximately 43% of the 103700 individuals living with HIV in the UK are MSM, while 57% of the 5850 new HIV diagnoses (through sexual exposure) were within this demographic group. In London, it is estimated that 1 in 11 MSM is living with HIV. These epidemiological data suggest that existing HIV prevention methods, such as condom use, have not been entirely effective and that novel approaches are needed in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: A book of blogs.
Creators: Jaspal, R.
Publisher: Pressbooks
Place of Publication: Montreal, Quebec
Date: 2016
Rights: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted. Copyright © 2016.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 20 Apr 2020 14:20
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 14:20

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