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Dr Mags Portman

Tuesday 12 February 2019

It is with great sadness that the British HIV Association (BHIVA) reports the death of Dr Mags Portman in the early hours of Wednesday 6 February 2019. She was 44.

BHIVA Chair, Professor Chloe Orkin, said:

"Mags Portman will always be an unforgettable human being. Her deeply felt convictions translated into true activism — an activism which helped to unite health professionals and the community to achieve PrEP for all. She has been widely recognised within her lifetime as being a prime mover, someone who has shaped the history of PrEP in the UK. It was a true privilege to work with her at the Royal London and to know her as a friend. She is loved by so many and will be so deeply missed."

Dr Mags Portman is survived by her husband Martin and their children, Edward and Freddie. An obituary is published in Buzzfeed News 12 February 2019.

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