Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1257)

Micheál Martin


1257. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health the timeline for the implementation of the pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, HIV prevention programme. [32382/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Sexual health is a priority for me and I was pleased to receive the Health Information and Quality Authority Health Technology Assessment report, which found that the introduction of a PrEP HIV prevention programme would be safe, effective and cost saving.

Considerable work is already underway in the HSE to introduce a PrEP programme, commencing in the autumn.  I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the Executive for additional information.