Mayoral candidate pledges support for HIV prevention: "Stop arguing over PrEP and start saving lives"


  • The Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester has launched an attack on NHS chiefs still arguing over the funding of PrEP.
  • Brophy: "It's utterly abhorrent that there is a drug out there which has shown to be effective and is not available"
  • Brophy: "I will fight for this drug every day until it is delivered."

Jane Brophy, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, has launched an attack on NHS chiefs as they continue to argue over the funding of PrEP, a drug that dramatically increases the survival rate of people with HIV.

The NHS worker and councillor of 17 years, Jane Brophy, said"Whilst NHS top bosses continue to argue over the funding of PrEP, the HIV rate in Greater Manchester also continues to rise.

"As a passionate LGBTQ+ rights campaigner living in the 'Gay Capital of the UK', I find it utterly abhorrent that there is a drug out there which has shown to be effective in preventing the virus and it is still not available on the NHS.

"PrEP would slow the increase in HIV cases and allow us to deal with the public health inequalities that Greater Manchester's LGBTQ+ community find itself burdened with.

"If there is any one reason for World Aids Day, it is to remind us that we need to stop arguing about the issue, take HIV prevention seriously and start saving lives right here in Greater Manchester and across the country.


"If elected Mayor of Greater Manchester I will fight for this drug every day until it is delivered."


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