- A leading UK clinic has recorded a 40 percent drop in HIV diagnoses
- This is due to rigorous testing of people at high risk of infection
- It is also due to rollout of HIV prevention drug PrEP
New HIV infections could soon be a thing of the past, according to a leading clinic in the UK.
The 56 Dean Street clinic has recorded a massive 40 percent drop in HIV diagnoses since 2015.
This is because of rigorous testing of people at high risk of infection as well as the rollout of HIV prevention drug PrEP.
England's National Health Service (NHS) is set to roll out the drug to over 10,000 people in the coming months, the largest trial of its kind.
56 Dean Street is the largest clinic in Europe and doctors therefore believe its findings could be representative of a much wider trend.
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As a result, doctors are now realistically talking about the possibility of defeating HIV once and for all.
In an interview, lead clinician Dr Alan McOwan said: "We finally have the tools to end HIV." Should the roll out succeed, it could potentially be introduced to the rest of the world, especially Africa.