Date lodged: 2 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that a decision on making pre-exposure prophylaxis available on the NHS should be a public health priority.
Answered by: Shona Robison 29 August 2016
The Scottish Government recognises that reducing HIV transmission is a public health priority. The Scottish Government is clear that the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) should consider pre-exposure prophylaxis as soon as possible, and therefore as soon as drugs are licenced for pre-exposure prophylaxis we will ask the manufacturer to submit an application to the SMC.