UK campaigners win appeal case over preventative HIV drug

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – The state health service in England has the legal power to fund an HIV pill to prevent infection, the court of appeal ruled on Thursday, in a victory for AIDS campaigners who have been calling for its widespread use. NHS (National Health Service) England had argued it was not in a position to fund the medicine because PrEP was a preventative service and therefore the responsibility of local authorities. The NHS lost that argument in an initial court case in August, prompting the appeal.
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