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Radio 4's 'Law in Action' focuses on HIV prevention case

A gay couple, represented by Frances Swaine, have argued that they should have been made aware of the benefits of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), the so called HIV 'morning after pill'.

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24 February 2006

A gay couple is represented by Frances Swaine, partner and head of the human rights department at law firm Leigh Day & Co.  One of the men passed the HIV virus to the other after a condom split.  They argue that they were unaware of the benefits of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), the so-called HIV 'morning after pill', a treatment which is made available to health workers who have been exposed to HIV through needlestick or other injuries.

The men argue that there should be a national policy for the administration of the treatment for ordinary men and women.  The case is examined in more detail on Law in Action, the weekly legal programme which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

For more information please contact Frances Swaine on 0207 650 1200.

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