The drug Truvada, licenced for HIV PrEP, costs Â£350 a month but is shown to be cost effective in preventing infection. However, in the English NHS, a row has broken out about which body should fund the treatment - NHS England claims local authorities have responsibility, local authorities believe NHS England does.
In this podcast Jim McManus, director of public health at Hertfordshire County Council, explains why he believes local authorities cannot afford the treatment, and describes the pressure that public health budgets are under.
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