On 16 November 2022, The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights, in partnership with UNAIDS, AIDS Action Europe, Aidsfonds, European AIDS Treatment Group, and the European Public Health Alliance organised a policy dialogue on measures to be taken to scale up equitable access to Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV as part of HIV prevention combination strategies within the EU and beyond. Oral PrEP, as a tool in combination prevention strategies, can be a gamechanger in helping EU member states achieve the 2030 targets on Ending AIDS. It can also a pathway for equitable and affordable access to novel health technologies within the EU and in partner countries.
In the run-up to World AIDS Day, the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and partners brought together various stakeholders – Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, EU and UN health agencies, representatives from communities lacking access to PrEP and civil society groups – to discuss the challenges faced by populations most affected by HIV in accessing PrEP.
The meeting started with an overview of PrEP access challenges across the EU.
The second part of the meeting examined the real-life barriers that some communities face in accessing PrEP.
The third session provided an opportunity for dialogue on ways to ensure equitable access to PrEP in which representatives from the European Parliament and European Commission participated:
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