HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust welcomes comments in support of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from party leaders David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband. The three main party leaders expressed praise for PrEP in a series of election interviews with Gay Times magazine. PrEP is taken before sex to reduce the risk of getting HIV.
Norman Baker, MP for Lewes has resigned as Minister of State at the Home Office after a series of policy disagreements with The Home Secretary, Theresa May. The resignation follows his call at the end of last week for the Government to radically rethink its drugs policy following publication of a major new goverment report that found tough criminal sentences for drug users makes no difference to the rates of drug use.