Anticipating Policy, Orienting Services, Celebrating Provision: Reflecting on Scotland’s PrEP Journey

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PrEP in Scotland came with great expectation and celebration. As the first country in the UK to offer PrEP through the National Health Service (NHS), Scotland was heralded as a leader in HIV prevention. This chapter asks: how has the anticipation of PrEP shaped provision and use within the health system; how does the emergent and ongoing orientation of PrEP towards specific risk practices affect awareness, access and use, but also wider narratives of prevention, inequalities and ‘progress’; and, what kinds of biosexual citizens does it demand and produce? The chapter explores how the implementation of PrEP and the specific nature of its roll-out contribute to an orientation towards certain (gendered) PrEP users and PrEP use. It considers how the anticipation of PrEP as a biotechnology for particular risk practices, bodies and communities shapes promissory HIV prevention futures and determines what success and ‘celebration’ could be.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemaking HIV Prevention: The Promise of TasP, U=U and PrEP
EditorsPeter Aggleton, Sarah Bernays, Adam Bourne, Susan Kippax , Richard Parker
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-69819-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-69818-8
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameSocial Aspects of HIV


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