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The Other Blue Pill is the phenomenal six-part documentary podcast story of the battle for access to HIV prevention drugs in the UK, told by the health professionals, activists, and researchers who fought for it alongside stories from the PrEP generation - listen now

Have you heard about The Other Blue Pill? 

No, not the one that makes folks - you know (grow). The other one that has revolutionised how people have sex. It’s been a crucial part of ending HIV and is helping people take control of their health too – PrEP

It prevents HIV by taking a pill before and after sex and is available on the NHS in the UK for free now. But not before a historic battle that many people don’t know. Meanwhile, there are questions, that need answers:

  • Access to PrEP is far from universal, so what is holding us back?
  • What is stopping marginalised people from getting the healthcare we all need and deserve?
  • What lessons can we all learn from the fight to get it for free on the NHS?

There is a whole movement of people taking this other blue pill and taking ownership of their health. So let’s understand the history to work out: where next?

Hosted by Phil Samba, it is a QueerAF production for The Love Tank, supported by the National Aids Trust.

Looking to start PrEP?

PrEP is now FREE from most NHS sexual health clinics across the UK. Contact your clinic to book an appointment - find your PrEP clinic here:


Can PrEP be used by everyone? What should I do before starting PrEP? Can I take PrEP with other medicines? Find out your answers with PrEPster

More PrEP resources

For all the latest queer health info you need on PrEP, and even more check out the Love Tank's PrEPster resource archive:


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