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Multiple Sclerosis: AIDS

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in England who have (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) AIDS. (126122)

We have made no estimate of the number of people living with multiple sclerosis.

In 2005 there were 43,625 individuals living in England diagnosed with HIV infection and who accessed HIV-related care or treatment. Of this number, 9,868 have had an AIDS defining illness between their date of first HIV diagnoses and 2005.

Estimates would suggest that additional to the 43,625 individuals living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United Kingdom, an additional third (approximately 14,000 to 15,000) remain undiagnosed.