Commenting on the new Quarterly Report published by Health Protection Scotland today, Nathan Sparling, Chief Executive of HIV Scotland, welcomed the new figures:

 “The new figures published by Health Protection Scotland today show the lowest levels of new HIV diagnoses in ten years. We’ve seen a significant reduction in new diagnoses among men who have sex with men, which could be our first indication that PrEP is working to prevent new HIV transmissions, and we have the lowest level of HIV diagnoses among people who inject drugs since the outbreak in Glasgow began.

"Scotland has been leading the way in developing a comprehensive HIV prevention toolkit – with PrEP, treatment as prevention, needle exchanges, and access to testing. There’s clearly more work to be done, but we’re certainly on the right path to get to zero.”

Read the report from Health Protection Scotland [PDF]