Question reference: S6W-11267
- Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
- Date lodged: 30 September 2022
Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 October 2022
To ask the Scottish Government when it will launch its HIV elimination plan, and whether the launch will coincide with World AIDS Day 2022.
The Scottish Government remains committed to reaching its target of eliminating HIV Transmission in Scotland by 2030.
In 2019, The Scottish Government commissioned the Scottish Health Protection Network leads to deliver a proposal for how Scotland can become one of the first countries to eliminate HIV transmissions.
Work on the proposal has been led by Professor Rak Nandwani, Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, with input from clinicians, academics, public health experts, the third sector and people living with HIV.
Their work has now concluded, and we anticipate the proposal, along with next steps, will be published on 1 December, to coincide with World Aids Day