Optimising PrEP Services / HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Theme

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a key step towards the eradication of HIV. Increasingly, PrEP is seen as a highly complex health intervention with multiple steps but optimal service configuration is not known. Our work addresses the broad research question:  How can PrEP be best offered and delivered in Scotland for maximal individual and public health gain?       

Principal Investigators: Professor Claudia Estcourt, Claudia.estcourt@gcu.ac.uk, Prof Paul Flowers, Dr Jamie Frankis, Dr Jen MacDonald, Mr Ross Kincaid (Glasgow Caledonian University), Dr Nicola Steedman (Scottish Government), Dr Rak Nandwani, Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw (NHS GGC),  Dr John Saunders(UCL), Prof Lisa McDaid MRC/CSO Social and Public Sciences Unit Glasgow University, Mr George Valiotis (HIV Scotland), Dr Ingrid Young, Dr Dan Clutterbuck (University of Edinburgh).

Funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), £295,000, plus GCU funded PHD, and BASHH Public Health Fellow.