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Only 20% of people in the UK know about PrEP, poll finds

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Despite PrEP’s effectiveness at preventing HIV, new research has revealed that just 20% of people know about it in the UK. The drug reduces the risk of getting the virus from sex by 99% when taken correctly, though the findings from YouGov’s new polling, which was conducted on behalf of Terrence Higgins Trust, shows that ignorance about it is still rife.

In fact, only a quarter of the British public know that an HIV-positive person cannot pass on the virus when on effective treatment.

In addition, a staggering 77% of people don’t know that England can end new HIV cases by 2030 as the government proposed on World AIDS Day in 2021.

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