“I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.”
In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.
By then, he had already heard that some of the London sexual health clinics were seeing a massive drop in HIV diagnoses.
But soon after the announcement, Professor McCormack phoned him to confirm it and to thank him for what he had done.
“She said, ‘It’s all very well us doing this – professors, doctors, researchers – but you did something that none of us could have done.
You convinced people that they would want to use PrEP because you showed them how easy it was.
And then you implemented support for them and then made it easy for them to buy it.
None of us could have done that because none of us are you.’”