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The People vs the NHS: Who Gets the Drugs?

This is the story of a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities battle for PrEP on the NHS. Catch up now on iPlayer.

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BBC Two on Wednesday
27th June 2018 at 9:00PM

PrEP is a drug that experts believe could end the HIV and AIDS epidemic. But in 2016, the NHS made the controversial decision that they could not fund it. This is the incredible story of the battle for PrEP on the NHS: a legal fight which saw doctors, activists and AIDS charities come together to overturn the NHS decision. At the heart of the story is one man, Greg Owen, who helped stop thousands becoming HIV positive by setting up a website which allowed people to buy generic PrEP from drug manufacturers in India. Despite being homeless and without a wage, Greg found himself running Britain’s main gateway to PrEP.

This programme broadcasts on BBC Two on Wednesday 27th June at 9pm. Read more about it on the BBC's programme pages, or find out more about HIV and AIDS below.

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