Scotland has a chance to eliminate new cases of HIV if it avoids complacency in the fight against the virus, according to a charity.

A new strategy by HIV Scotland is aiming to reach zero new transmissions by 2030.

The country was the first part of the UK to make the drug PrEP available on the NHS.

It is taken by people who are HIV-negative and has been shown to reduce the risk of infection by about 86%.

HIV Scotland says PrEP and other advances mean Scotland is now at a point where new HIV transmission is preventable.

But it says for that to happen more work is needed on tackling the stigma and discrimination around HIV – along with better education and new medical treatments.


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