Optimising PrEP initiation, adherence, and retention

A talk by Prof Claudia Estcourt, Prof Fiona Lyons, Dr Rak Nandwani, Teymur Noori and Dr Will Nutland
Glasgow Caledonian University, GUIDE clinic @ St. James’s Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and PrEPSter

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We are delighted to be sharing results from our wide ranging evaluation of Scotland’s national PrEP programme, which was funded by the Scottish Chief Scientist Office.

Our evaluation aimed to explore key stakeholder’s views on and experiences of PrEP roll-out to understand what worked well and what worked less well and why and to develop recommendations to optimise PrEP services in the future.

Over the last two years, we have interviewed 117 participants, including health care professionals involved in PrEP delivery (n=54); staff from community-based organisations (n=15); community-based organisation service users (n=9); and people who had attended a sexual health clinic, with varying PrEP statuses (n=39).

We would love for you to join us in this session when our panel will be discussing our key findings and future directions to improve PrEP initiation, retention, and adherence in Scotland and beyond.

The session will be of interest to policymakers, public health professionals, clinical and community staff, academics, and potential and PrEP users.

Prof Claudia Estcourt

Claudia Estcourt is Professor of Sexual Health & HIV at Glasgow Caledonian University, Honorary Professor at University College London and a consultant physician in Glasgow, UK.

Prof Fiona Lyons

Prof. Fiona Lyons is a consultant in GU/HIV Medicine at the GUIDE clinic, St. James’s Hospital and Clinical Professor in Medicine at the School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr Rak Nandwani

Dr Rak Nandwani is a Consultant HIV Physician in Glasgow, and Joint Chair of the sexual health & bloodborne viruses Strategic Leads in the Scottish Health Protection Network. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Public Health Scotland.

Teymur Noori

Teymur Noori is an Expert in HIV and Migrant Health at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Dr Will Nutland

Will Nutland is a researcher, activist and educator. He's an honorary assistant professor at LSHTM, where he undertook his doctoral studies into the acceptability of PrEP among gay men in London. He's the co-founder of PrEPster, and its parent non-profit company The Love Tank CIC. Will is on the community advisory board for the England IMPACT trial and a participant on the trial.

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