Katie Hopkins does not understand why HIV-prevention drugs are being offered on the NHS
LBC presenter Katie Hopkins is furious about the NHS funding HIV-preventing PrEP drugs.
The contentious presenter thinks it is “utterly bonkers” because “Why would we be funding a drug so that promiscuous people are at less risk of HIV?”
This comes after the news that 10,000 gay men are to be offered a trial of the drug on the NHS which could lead to it being offered out on a wider scale.
Katie Hopkins said that if people are being promiscuous they should not have their lifestyle funded by the taxpayer when the NHS is already in financial crisis.
She said: “As you would expect if you are having promiscuous sex, if you’re having sex with a lot of different partners, and you’re not using protection the risk of transmitting other diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, is still as high, if not higher.
“Are we surely not creating a situation where we are encouraging behaviours that are not helpful to the population? Why would the taxpayer be wanting to pay this…?”
The drugs are extremely cost-effective in the long-term, as it is far cheaper to provide PrEP than to provide a lifetime of treatment for HIV infections.
Katie Hopkins doesn’t understand why the NHS is planning to fund drugs that prevent people contracting HIV.
Katie Hopkins has previously made attacks on gender and fertility treatments for transgender people being available on the NHS.