To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report for each health authority in Scotland the number of persons infected with HIV; and if he will separately distinguish these numbers by age.
[holding answer 7 June 1990]: The following table gives a breakdown by health board area of the total number of positive HIV antibody test results in Scotland which have been reported to the communicable diseases (Scotland) unit up to 31 March 1990. Where the total number of results in each board area is under 10, the figure, in accordance with established practice, is not published so as not to jeopardise medical confidentiality.
|Health board||Number of positive results|
|Argyll and Clyde||14|
|Ayrshire and Arran||1|
|Dumfries and Galloway||13|
|1 Under 10.|
|Age||Number of positive results|
|Under 14 years||116|
|15 to 24 years||723|
|25 to 34 years||624|
|35 to 44 years||158|
|Over 45 years||44|
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the correlation coefficient between the incidence of HIV infection and the incidence of tuberculosis in Scotland over the period 1980 to 1990.
[holding answer 7 June 1990]: As the respective relevant data on HIV antibody positive results reported to the communicable diseases (Scotland) unit and on the notification of tuberculosis in Scotland are not compatible, any attempt at a correlation coefficient using the data would not be valid. No evidence exists of a correlation in Scotland between the incidence of HIV infection and the incidence of tuberculosis, although tuberculosis has occurred in a small proportion of persons with AIDS.The annual number of positive reports of HIV infection and notifications of tuberculosis in Scotland from 1980 to 1989 inclusive are given in the following table:
|HIV positive results||Tuberculosis|